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Congress must act to ensure safe, clean, affordable water for all

American Rivers and River Network call for ban on water shut-offs and restoration of water services for the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency, investment in critical water infrastructure March 27, 2020 Contact: Destinee Henton, American Rivers, 216-400-8572Sheyda Esnaashari, River Network, 612-512-4591 Read the policy statement As the coronavirus pandemic threatens... Read More

State of Montana Gives Go Ahead For Copper Mine In Smith River Headwaters

Protecting Rivers
American Rivers statement March 13, 2020Contact: Scott Bosse, 406-570-0455, sbosse@americanrivers.org Helena, MT – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality today released its long-awaited final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Black Butte Copper Mine in the headwaters of the Smith River. The EIS concluded that the mine could be... Read More

American Rivers applauds King County Flood Control District for leadership on flood protection, salmon recovery

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Upthegrove votes to save one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers March 10, 2020Contact: Brandon Parsons (512) 517-4001 Seattle – American Rivers today praised the King County Flood Control District and Council Member Dave Upthegrove for voting to approve a forward-thinking vision to safeguard communities from flooding while simultaneously supporting... Read More

Draft Columbia-Snake plan won’t deliver for salmon, communities, economy

Northwest needs new thinking, collaborative solutions February 25, 2020Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Portland – This Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration will release a draft environmental impact statement addressing the latest plan for operations of the hydropower dams on the... Read More

Oregon Leadership Key to Achieving Regional Salmon Recovery Solution

February 16, 2020Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Portland — Oregon has a distinguished reputation as a leader in protecting and restoring healthy rivers and wild salmon, and Governor Kate Brown continues to uphold and strengthen this legacy. Her February 11 letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee demonstrates her strong commitment... Read More