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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

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

August 15, 2017 Contact: Meghan Boian, mboian@americanrivers.org 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

Win for the Grand Canyon: American Rivers Applauds Navajo Nation Council Vote

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
November 1, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, akober@americanrivers.org Washington, DC – American Rivers today applauded a significant step toward protecting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from harmful development. On Tuesday, the Navajo Nation Council voted 16-2 to reject construction of the Escalade tramway and resort in the... Read More

Willamette River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2019

Most Endangered Rivers
Outdated dam operations threaten water quality, salmon and steelhead Contact: David Moryc, American Rivers, (503) 307-1137 Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper, (503) 890-1683 Bob Rees, Willamette Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Coalition, Representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, (503) 812-9036 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Willamette River among... Read More

Wildlife Refuge Boundary Modification Strengthens Communities in the Face of Climate Change

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge advances coastal resilience, habitat and recreation opportunities November 12, 2019 Contact: Janae Davis, Winyah Bay Coordinator, American Rivers(843) 999-0182, jdavis@americanrivers.org Craig Sasser, Refuge Manager, Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge(843)527-8069, marshall_sasser@fws.gov Communities in coastal South Carolina will benefit from innovative land protections, announced by the Waccamaw National... Read More

Wild and Scenic legislation introduced to safeguard endangered river

Senators Udall and Heinrich introduce legislation to protect New Mexico’s Gila River May 12, 2020Contact: Mike Fiebig, 406-600-4061; David Moryc, 503-307-1137 Responding to strong community support, Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today introduced legislation to add New Mexico’s Gila River to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The bill... Read More

Wild and Scenic legislation introduced to safeguard endangered river

Senators Heinrich and Lujan re-introduce legislation to protect New Mexico’s Gila River November 2, 2021Contact: David Moryc, 503-307-1137; Mike Fiebig, 406-600-4061 Responding to strong community support, Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan today introduced legislation to add New Mexico’s Gila River to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The... Read More

Water Resources Bill Brings New Challenges for River Protection

Protecting Rivers
May 22, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Senate voted today to approve HR 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The bill, which President Obama is expected to sign, makes major changes to how Army Corps of Engineers water projects are reviewed under cornerstone... 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

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, Michael.Pauker@berlinrosen.com, 646-335-0330 (Phoenix, AZ) – Conservation groups today praised a collaborative agreement that will protect Lake Mead and shore up Colorado River... Read More

Washington’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named Washington’s White River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of two Army Corps dams on salmon and steelhead runs and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a... Read More