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Press Releases

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Construction Begins on Bloede Dam Removal Project

Restoring Damaged Rivers
Effort will improve public safety, health of Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay September 25, 2017 Contact: Serena McClain, American Rivers, 571-405-4506 Stephen Schatz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 410-260-8004 Stan Rogers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 301- 427-8633 David Eisenhauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 413-253-8492 Washington, DC –... Read More

Central Valley Flood Protection Board to Adopt Dramatically New Flood Plan to Reduce Flood Risks and Restore Ecosystem Health

Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
August 25, 2017 Contact: John Cain, American Rivers, [email protected], (510) 388-8930 (c) Jacob Katz, CalTrout, [email protected], (707) 477-9878 (c) Rene Henery, Trout Unlimited, [email protected], (415) 640-0927 (c) Sacramento, CA – On August 25, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board is anticipated to chart a dramatically new course to reduce... Read More

Secretary Zinke’s National Monuments Recommendation: Statement by American Rivers

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
August 24, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – The Associated Press is reporting today that Interior Secretary Zinke will “recommend changes to a ‘handful’ of national monuments but none to be eliminated.” Scaling back protections for treasured public lands could result in the destruction of Native American... Read More

With No Infrastructure Plan, President Trump Again Undermines Protection of Clean Water, Clean Air, Healthy Lands, and Wildlife

August 15, 2017 Contact: Meghan Boian, [email protected] Washington, DC – President Trump signed an Executive Order today that undermines crucial environmental reviews and wastes taxpayer dollars by directing federal agencies to ignore flood risks in making federal expenditures on infrastructure. “Today, President Trump ordered even more rollbacks of environmental... Read More

Trump Administration Formally Proposes Withdrawal of Clean Water Rule

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
July 27, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – The Trump Administration today formally proposed withdrawing the Clean Water Rule, which protects the drinking water sources for one in three Americans. The inclusion of the proposal in the Federal Register triggers a 30-day public comment period. “This administration... Read More

Water Agreement Signals “New Levels of Coordination,” say Conservation Groups

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation joins Arizona to boost levels in Lake Mead and secure water supplies for 6+ million Arizona residents. July 14, 2017 Contact: Michael Pauker, [email protected], 646-335-0330 (Phoenix, AZ) – Conservation groups today praised a collaborative agreement that will protect Lake Mead and shore up Colorado River... Read More

Rollback of Clean Water Rule Puts Americans’ Drinking Water at Risk

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
June 27, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency today put the drinking water supplies of 1 in 3 Americans at risk when it took official action to roll back the Clean Water Rule. “The move by the Trump Administration to roll back the Clean... Read More

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Fails to Deliver

Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply
June 7, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – President Trump spoke on the bank of the Ohio River today about the nation’s infrastructure, but failed to provide a coherent plan for addressing the pressing need to repair and improve the country’s outdated water systems. “Today, President Trump promised... Read More

Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement: Statement from American Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
June 1, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – President Trump announced today that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, a short-sighted decision that will harm our national security and the health and safety of American families for generations to come. Bob Irvin, President... Read More

Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts Put Nation’s Clean Water at Risk

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
May 23, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC — Threats to the nation’s clean drinking water supplies are in the spotlight this week, as President Trump is proposing massive budget cuts to clean water and river restoration efforts. President Trump’s budget proposal includes deep cuts to the Environmental... Read More