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Conservation Groups to EPA: Assault on Law, Science, and Public Voice Will Not Be Tolerated

Federal lawsuit filed to uphold EPA’s Yazoo Pumps veto  CONTACT:Audubon Mississippi – Jill Mastrototaro, (504) 481-3659,  American Rivers – Olivia Dorothy, (217) 390-3658, Earthjustice – Stu Gillespie, (303) 996-9616, Healthy Gulf – Andrew Whitehurst, (601) 954-7236, Mississippi Sierra Club – Louie Miller, (601) 624-3503,   Washington, DC – Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s last-minute revocation of a Clean Water Act veto that has protected some the richest wetland and aquatic resources... Read More

Stimulus legislation includes big wins for clean water and healthy rivers

December 21, 2020 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145  Washington – American Rivers applauded the U.S. Congress today for including critical provisions for clean water and healthy rivers in economic stimulus legislation. The Consolidated Appropriations Act includes the Water Resources Development Act as well as key actions for western water, which are important... Read More

American Rivers statement on nomination of Michael Regan to lead EPA

December 18, 2020  Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145   Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, released the following statement today in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Michael Regan, who currently heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:   “We congratulate Michael Regan on his nomination to lead... Read More

Conservation Groups Denounce Federal Steamrolling of Law, Science, and Public Voice As Final Yazoo Pumps Study Released

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2020  CONTACT: Audubon Mississippi – Jill Mastrototaro, (504) 481-3659, American Rivers – Olivia Dorothy, (217) 390-3658, Healthy Gulf – Andrew Whitehurst, (601) 954-7236, Mississippi Sierra Club – Louie Miller, (601) 624-3503,  JACKSON, Miss. – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) hastily released... Read More

Partners celebrate restoration of New Hampshire’s Gale River

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Dam removal benefits river health, brook trout in White Mountain National Forest Media Advisory: Journalists are invited to join project partners on October 28 starting at 11AM to view and discuss the completed project. A brief program will include partner remarks and site viewing. RSVP: Amy Singler, Contact:... Read More

Northwest governors announce new commitment to Columbia-Snake rivers

Statement from American Rivers  October 9, 2020  Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145  The governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana today released a letter stating their intent to work together to recover Columbia-Snake river salmon. Wendy McDermott, Northwest Director for American Rivers, made the following statement:  “We appreciate the commitment... Read More

Legislation to Protect Gila and San Francisco Rivers Takes Important Step Forward

Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Wild and Scenic designation would forever protect America’s Most Endangered River® of 2019 September 16, 2020Contact: David Moryc, 503-307-1137 Silver City, N.M. – The Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining held a hearing today on the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act(S. 3670). The... Read More

American Rivers enlists Koya Leadership Partners in CEO search

September 9, 2020 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 The American Rivers Board of Directors announced today that it has retained Koya Leadership Partners to lead the search for a new President and CEO. American Rivers is the nation’s premier river conservation organization, dedicated to achieving clean water and healthy rivers... Read More