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Federal Court Tosses Dam License in Favor of Better Protections for the Coosa River

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018 Contact: Emily Driscoll, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], 678-686-8482 Kelly Marshall, Alabama Rivers Alliance, [email protected], 205-322-6395 Gerrit Jöbsis, American Rivers, [email protected], 803-546-7926 Birmingham, AL—A federal court has unanimously ruled in favor of conservation groups by tossing a harmful license issued to Alabama Power... Read More

American Rivers Welcomes Resignation of EPA Administrator Pruitt

Protecting Rivers
July 5, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – American Rivers today applauded the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “Administrator Pruitt was a disaster for clean drinking water and the health of the nation’s nearly three... Read More

Supreme Court Ruling on Southeast Rivers is a Positive Step in Solving Water Conflict

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
American Rivers statement on Florida v. Georgia case Contact: Ben Emanuel, 706-340-8868 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Atlanta – American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Florida v. Georgia, noting it provides the two states and the federal government the opportunity to work toward a lasting... Read More

American Rivers Receives $100,000 Grant from Washington Women’s Foundation

June 20, 2018 Contact: Wendy McDermott, 970-275-2057 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Seattle — American Rivers announced today that it has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Washington Women’s Foundation’s Pooled Fund to protect and restore rivers in the Puget Sound and Columbia River basins in Washington state. The... Read More

Victory for South Fork Skykomish, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2017

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
April 10, 2018 Contact: Wendy McDermott, 970-275-2057 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Seattle – American Rivers announced a significant victory on Washington’s South Fork Skykomish River today, just one year after it named the river among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017. The Snohomish County Public Utility District cancelled the Sunset Falls... Read More

Middle Fork of the Vermilion River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: David Moryc, American Rivers: (503) 827-8648 Andrew Rehn, Prairie Rivers Network: (217) 344-2371 x 208 Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative: (773) 556-3417 www.AmericanRivers.org/Vermilion Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat toxic coal... Read More

Montana’s Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: Scott Bosse, American Rivers, (406) 570-0455 Rich Hohne, Simms Fishing Products, (406) 922-1243 Derf Johnson, Montana Environmental Information Center, (406) 581-4634 www.AmericanRivers.org/SmithRiver Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat of a proposed copper mine to... Read More

Dams Put Two Twin Cities Rivers on List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Mississippi River Gorge and Kinnickinnic Among Nation’s Top Ten Rivers Facing Threats Contacts: Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers, 217-390-3658 Jill Crafton, Izaak Walton League of America, 952-944-5583 Michael Page, Friends of the Kinni, 612-810-3949 Chris Bye, Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, 612-940-1607 www.AmericanRivers.org/MSGorge www.AmericanRivers.org/Kinni Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named... Read More

South Fork of the Salmon River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Contacts: Mike Fiebig, American Rivers, (406) 600-4061 Ava Isaacson, Idaho Rivers United, (208) 343-7481 www.AmericanRivers.org/SalmonRiver Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the South Fork of the Salmon River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018, citing the threat expanded open-pit gold mining in the area would pose to... Read More

Lower Rio Grande Named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Border Wall Would Destroy Habitat, Increase Flood Risk, Block River Access Contacts: Chris Williams, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 Scott Nichol, Sierra Club, 956-532-5983 Jen Pelz, Rio Grande Waterkeeper | WildEarth Guardians, 303-884-2702 www.AmericanRivers.org/RioGrande Washington — American Rivers today named the Lower Rio Grande among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018,... Read More