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Statement of American Rivers on the Passing of Philanthropist Paul Allen

October 15, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 “Philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur Paul Allen had a global impact on environmental conservation and sustainability. American Rivers is grateful for his personal commitment to river restoration and dam removal in the Pacific Northwest. His generosity will continue to drive salmon and orca... Read More

Water Infrastructure Bill a Win for Rivers and Clean Water

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Urban Waters, Water Pollution, Water Supply
October 10, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington — Today, the Senate passed H.R. 3021, America’s Infrastructure Act of 2018, sending it to the White House to be signed into law. The bill contains significant measures that benefit rivers and clean water and will improve public health and safety.... Read More

Bloede Dam Removal Begins, Restoring Patapsco River, Improving Public Safety

Restoring Damaged Rivers
September 5, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 Lauri Munroe-Hultman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 413-588-1005 Kate Brogan, NOAA, 202-603-9651 Baltimore –  Conservation leaders, federal and state officials, and other partners gathered today on the Patapsco River to celebrate the removal of Bloede Dam – an effort that... Read More

Leveraging Private Capital for Green Infrastructure Implementation

Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage
Date: September 27th at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST Communities continue to face significant challenges managing urban stormwater to reduce local and regional water quality impairments and flooding. A significant barrier for green infrastructure adoption and upgrading existing stormwater systems is a lack of funding. With limited public... Read More

U.S. House Votes to Protect Montana’s East Rosebud Creek as Wild and Scenic

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
July 17, 2018 Contact: David Moryc, 503-307-1137 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Bozeman – In a major victory for public lands and waters, a bipartisan House vote today advanced Wild and Scenic River protection for Montana’s East Rosebud Creek. The legislation to designate 20 miles of East Rosebud Creek on the... Read More

Federal Court Tosses Dam License in Favor of Better Protections for the Coosa River

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018 Contact: Emily Driscoll, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], 678-686-8482 Kelly Marshall, Alabama Rivers Alliance, [email protected], 205-322-6395 Gerrit Jöbsis, American Rivers, [email protected], 803-546-7926 Birmingham, AL—A federal court has unanimously ruled in favor of conservation groups by tossing a harmful license issued to Alabama Power... Read More

American Rivers Welcomes Resignation of EPA Administrator Pruitt

Protecting Rivers
July 5, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – American Rivers today applauded the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “Administrator Pruitt was a disaster for clean drinking water and the health of the nation’s nearly three... Read More

Supreme Court Ruling on Southeast Rivers is a Positive Step in Solving Water Conflict

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
American Rivers statement on Florida v. Georgia case Contact: Ben Emanuel, 706-340-8868 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Atlanta – American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Florida v. Georgia, noting it provides the two states and the federal government the opportunity to work toward a lasting... Read More

American Rivers Receives $100,000 Grant from Washington Women’s Foundation

June 20, 2018 Contact: Wendy McDermott, 970-275-2057 Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Seattle — American Rivers announced today that it has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Washington Women’s Foundation’s Pooled Fund to protect and restore rivers in the Puget Sound and Columbia River basins in Washington state. The... Read More