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Grant County, NM Votes to Support a Wild and Scenic Gila

September 12, 2019 Contact: Sinjin Eberle, 720-373-0864 The Grant County Commission today passed a resolution to support federal legislation that would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries as wild and scenic. The vote comes after a groundswell of support from Tribes, sportsmen, veterans,... Read More

Trump administration repeals “Clean Water Rule,” threatening drinking water sources

September 12, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, Washington –  Continuing its assault on rivers and clean water nationwide, the Trump administration today released its final rule repealing the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule.  Promulgated in 2015, the Clean Water Rule clarified the definition of “waters of the United... Read More

Bloede Dam removal project complete: Patapsco River surges back to life

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
July 31, 2019 Contact: Serena McClain, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 Gregg Bortz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 410-260-8001 Jennie Lyons, NOAA, 301-427-8013 David Eisenhauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 413-253-8492 Washington – One of the most important dam removal projects in the Mid-Atlantic is officially complete. Project partners announced today... Read More

President Trump’s environment speech: statement from American Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Science
July 8, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Statement by Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers: “President Trump’s claim today that ensuring clean water has been a top priority from day one of his administration is truly fake news. From the outset, the Trump administration has used every means at... Read More

Major levee breaks in Missouri: Statement by American Rivers

May 31, 2019 Contact: Olivia Dorothy,  217-390-3658, Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, A major levee in Missouri was overwhelmed last night, across from the town of Quincy, Illinois. The overtopping of the Union Township Levee sent floodwaters into farms, homes and businesses. The levee breach is another hit to Mississippi River... Read More

Hurricane Season: Restore rivers to protect people and property

May 22, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, As we enter hurricane season along the Atlantic coast, American Rivers is underscoring the importance of restoring healthy rivers and giving rivers room as the best way to protect people and property from flooding. “The Carolinas have been hit with devastating hurricanes... Read More

Record flooding on Mississippi River

May 3, 2019 Contact: Olivia Dorothy, 217-390-3658, Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, “In this moment, I pray the levees hold.  But as I look to our future, I know these floods will happen again and sooner than we expect.  With this in mind, I call on state and federal... Read More