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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

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

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

Victory for Mississippi River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
January 19, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – American Rivers applauded the Obama Administration today for acting to protect the health of the Mississippi River and protect communities from flood damage. The agencies agreed not to move forward with a decades-long effort by the Army Corps of... Read More

Victory for Boundary Waters, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Protecting Rivers
December 15, 2016 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – Reacting to the announcement that the Obama Administration will block development of a copper and nickel mine near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “American Rivers named the Boundary... Read More

USDA Prioritizes Private Lands and Watershed Scale Conservation in Key River Basins

Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
May 27, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for taking an important step towards restoring rivers and ensuring clean water supplies, while protecting the nation’s working farms and rural economies. NRCS announced its Regional Conservation Partnership Program,... Read More

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washingon, DC) – American Rivers named the Upper Colorado River Basin among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the need for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to prevent new water diversions and instead prioritize river protection and water conservation measures in... 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

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

Trump Administration to Grant Final Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
February 6, 2017 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington, DC – Reversing a decision it made in December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will approve the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the... Read More

Three Long-Time River Enthusiasts Join American Rivers Board

July 10, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that three new members, Carrie Besnette Hauser, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Solomon, were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring deep passion for rivers and strong commitment to the mission of American Rivers, the nation’s... Read More

Susquehanna River Named #3 “Most Endangered”

Most Endangered Rivers
Aprils 13, 2016 Contact: (Washington, D.C) American Rivers named the Susquehanna River number three on its list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2016 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of Conowingo Dam and federal legislation that would take away Maryland’s authority to hold dam operators accountable... Read More