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Press Releases

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Big win for the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
March 5, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) American Rivers applauded the U.S. Forest Service today for acting to protect the sensitive water resources of the Grand Canyon. The agency denied a request by the town of Tusayan for road and utility easements, essentially stopping a major development project that could... Read More

62 Dams Removed In 2015, Benefitting Rivers And Communities Nationwide

Climate Change & Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
American Rivers Reports On Last Year’s Successes, Highlights Dam Removal Role In Climate Resiliency February 9, 2016 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Jessie Thomas-Blate, 609-658-4769 (Washington, DC) Communities in 21 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 62 dams in 2015, restoring more than... Read More

American Rivers Praises Obama Administration For Flood Protection Action

Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers
January 30, 2016 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) American Rivers today applauded the Obama Administration for taking action to protect communities from flooding. The action acknowledges the importance of building community resilience to floods and using proven, natural approaches such as the protection and restoration of floodplains and... Read More

President’s Veto Protects Clean Drinking Water for Millions of Americans

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
January 21, 2016 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) American Rivers applauded President Obama today for continuing to lead on clean water and healthy rivers by vetoing the Congressional Resolution to disapprove the Clean Water Rule. Polluters and their allies in Congress have tried to overturn the rule, which... Read More

Statement on Animas River disaster in Colorado

Protecting Rivers
August 10, 2015 Contact: (Durango, CO) – As mining waste continues to pour into the Animas River through Durango, Colorado and downstream into the San Juan River and Lake Powell, American Rivers President Bob Irvin issued the following statement: “There are two lessons we must learn from the Animas... Read More

Major Step Forward for Yakima Basin Water Supply and River Restoration Plan

Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
July 25, 2015 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – A groundbreaking plan to address water supply and river restoration in the Pacific Northwest got a major boost today with the introduction of legislation to help ensure reliable water supplies for fish, farms, and families. The legislation will support efforts to make... Read More

Three Long-Time River Enthusiasts Join American Rivers Board

July 10, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that three new members, Carrie Besnette Hauser, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Solomon, were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring deep passion for rivers and strong commitment to the mission of American Rivers, the nation’s... Read More

Lake Mead Close to the Critical 1075 Elevation

Water Supply
June 19, 2015 Contact: When Lake Mead drops to 1,075ft elevation, The Bureau of Reclamation may reduce water deliveries to Arizona and Nevada. Action and funding is needed now to protect the health of the Colorado River and the Southwest Economy. (Denver, CO) – The 15 year drought gripping... Read More