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Obama Administration Takes an Important Step Forward for Clean Water, Healthy Rivers

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
March 25, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Obama Administration today publicly released a proposed rule to clarify the scope of protections for small streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. Small streams and wetlands contribute to the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans. They support healthy... Read More

House passes bill that will harm rivers nationwide

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
March 14, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The House of Representatives voted today to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. HR 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” passed 238-174. “This bill is terrible news for rivers nationwide.... Read More

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river

Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
March 13, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Colorado River is the focus of a new Google Maps Street View project launched today in partnership with American Rivers. The imagery features the iconic Grand Canyon and marks the first time Google Maps has used the Street View technology on a major whitewater river in the U.S.... Read More

Congressman Polis Acts to Save Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
March 12, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) took a bold step today to protect rivers in Colorado and across the nation by removing his support for H.R. 3189, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act.” The House of Representatives will vote on the bill on Thursday.... Read More

American Rivers Statement on HR 3492, The River Paddling Protection Act

Wild and Scenic Rivers
February 19, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers opposes H.R. 3492, the River Paddling Protection Act. This bill, as amended, would lift the National Park Service’s longstanding ban on paddling on most waters in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, effective three years from the date of enactment. The... Read More

51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013

Restoring Damaged Rivers
February 19, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 51 dams in 2013, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts,... Read More

Drought Bill Would Do More Harm Than Good Statement Of Bob Irvin, President Of American Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
February 5, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – The House of Representatives today will consider H.R. 3964, legislation that waives critical clean water and river safeguards in California, slashes endangered species protections, and unravels key river protection and restoration agreements such as the San Joaquin River Settlement... Read More

American Rivers response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains
January 29, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – “We applaud President Obama for redoubling his commitment to fight climate change, which he noted is already harming communities with more frequent droughts and floods. In California and across the West, where the drought is of historic proportions, and... Read More