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Coalition Collects More Than 800,000 Comments Supporting Clean Water Rule

Protecting Rivers
November 7, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Following the end of the comment period last week, a coalition of environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Environment America, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club and American Rivers announced today that they’ve... Read More

Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
October 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers President Bob Irvin will join the “Disappearing Rio Grande” Expedition in Big Bend National Park on Monday to draw attention to the importance of the river and the impact climate change is having on rivers and water resources across the... Read More

Feds revoke operating license for hydropower dam on Ocmulgee River

Protecting Rivers
October 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late last week revoked the operating license of Eastern Hydroelectric Corporation for the East Juliette hydropower dam located on the Ocmulgee River, but failed to require dam removal as recommended by American Rivers and Altamaha Riverkeeper. American... Read More

Schedule Proposed for Fixing Buckley Dam

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
October 7, 2014 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – The National Marine Fisheries Service today released its official report, known as a biological opinion, on the Army Corps of Engineers’ Buckley Dam.  The report lays out a path for bringing the outdated 70 year-old facility on Washington’s White River into compliance with... Read More

Statement on Rep. Steve Daines’ East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Wild and Scenic Rivers
September 19, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – “American Rivers commends Rep. Steve Daines for introducing legislation to permanently protect East Rosebud Creek as a Wild and Scenic River. It’s what local residents have long wanted, and it’s what this spectacular waterway deserves. By designating East Rosebud Creek as Montana’s... Read More

Legislature takes major step to secure reliable clean water supplies

Water Supply
August 1, 2014 Contact: (Raleigh, NC) – American Rivers today applauded the North Carolina state legislature for passing SB 163, a bill that expands community water supplies by allowing the use of reclaimed water.  Reclaimed water is purified waste water that can be recycled through the water supply system. ... Read More

North Carolina Budget Provides Funding to Clean Up Polluted Stormwater

Most Endangered Rivers
July 31, 2014 Contact: (Raleigh, NC) – North Carolina is plagued by polluted stormwater flushing into its streams and rivers.  One of the biggest sources of this pollution is land that was heavily developed with little regard for the potential adverse impacts that run-off could have on the water... Read More

Alpine Lakes Legislation Clears House Committee

Wild and Scenic Rivers
July 31, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed by voice vote a handful of public lands bills including the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act (H.R. 361). The committee action marks the next step in a... Read More

State Court Ruling Clarifies All Georgia Waters Protected by Buffers

Water Supply
July 21, 2014 Contact: (Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Court of Appeals sided with conservation groups yesterday and ruled that all state waters are protected under Georgia law by a 25-foot vegetative buffer. The decision overrules the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD) policy that only some state waters are protected... Read More

Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

Energy Development, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
July 17, 2014 Contact: (Columbia, SC) – American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that includes important protections for the Catawba and Wateree rivers and... Read More