American Rivers response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

(Washington, DC) – “We applaud President Obama for redoubling his commitment to fight climate change, which he noted is already harming communities with more frequent droughts and floods. In California and across the West, where the drought is of historic proportions, and rivers and water supplies are at record lows, the need to fight climate change and embrace solutions like water conservation is more urgent than ever.

“We also commend the President for his pledge to safeguard clean water and pristine federal lands for future generations. Clean, healthy rivers and wild places are vital to the health of our communities, families, and local economies.

“We look forward to continuing to work with President Obama and his administration to protect and restore the rivers that benefit us all.”

About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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