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American Rivers names Cleveland’s Cuyahoga “River of the Year”

Most Endangered Rivers
Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington) – Celebrating the progress that has been made to clean up Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River, and marking the 50th anniversary of the river’s fire that sparked the nation’s environmental movement, American Rivers today named the Cuyahoga “River of the Year” for 2019. “The Cuyahoga... Read More

Big Darby Creek named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Reckless development threatens clean water in National Scenic River Contact: Katie Rousseau, American Rivers, (419) 215-7748 John Tetzloff, Darby Creek Association, (614) 288-0313 David Miller, Ohio Environmental Council, (419) 944-1986 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named Ohio’s Big Darby Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the... Read More

Willamette River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Outdated dam operations threaten water quality, salmon and steelhead Contact: David Moryc, American Rivers, (503) 307-1137 Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper, (503) 890-1683 Bob Rees, Willamette Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Coalition, Representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, (503) 812-9036 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Willamette River among... Read More

Hudson River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Storm surge flood barriers being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers in response to Hurricane Sandy, threaten river health Contact: Eileen Shader, American Rivers, (570) 856-1128 Leah Rae, Riverkeeper, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Hudson River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of... Read More

Buffalo National River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Pollution from hog operation threatens clean water Contact: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 Lin Wellford, Ozark River Stewards, (870) 480-8644 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Buffalo National River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the grave threat that a massive hog operation poses to... Read More

Green-Duwamish River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Outdated flood management threatens salmon, river health Contact: Brandon Parsons, American Rivers, (512) 517-4001 Logan Harris, King County Dept. Natural Resources and Parks, (206) 477-4516 Doug Osterman, Green/Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9), (206) 477-4793 Cathy Cochrane, Puget Sound Partnership, (360) 790-7958 Mindy Roberts, Washington Environmental Council,... Read More

Stikine River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Mining threatens salmon, culture and economy Contact: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 Rob Sanderson Jr., Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission Board Chair, (907) 821-8885 Jennifer Hanlon, Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission Vice Chair, (907) 723-9922 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Stikine River among America’s Most... Read More

Federal Court Directs EPA to Uphold Clean Water Act in Baltimore

Agency Must Reconsider Petition from Local Groups FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACTS: Daniela Arellano, NRDC, 310-434-2304, [email protected] Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145, [email protected] Angela Haren, Blue Water Baltimore, 415-310-3550, [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 27, 2019) – A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Water... Read More

82 dams removed to restore rivers, improve public safety in 2018

Dam Removal
American Rivers annual survey shows continued demand for healthy, free-flowing rivers February 21, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 View the full list of dams removed in 2018: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemoval2018 Infographic: AmericanRivers.org/DamInfographic Database of all dam removals: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalDatabase Map of all dam removals: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalsMap (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018,... Read More

Trump Administration Slashes Safeguards for Clean Water

February 14, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington — The Trump administration today released its long-anticipated rewrite of the Clean Water Rule, and as expected the proposed rule eliminates federal protection for wetlands with no apparent surface connection to nearby water bodies, and expressly excludes from protection “ephemeral” rivers... Read More