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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

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

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

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