American Rivers statement on the passing of Congressman John Dingell

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington – Congressman John Dingell, a champion for rivers and clean water, passed away yesterday. Bob Irvin, President and CEO of American Rivers, made the following statement:

“John Dingell was one of the greatest champions for the environment in the history of Congress. As the longest serving Member of the House of Representatives, he fought for people and wildlife and was instrumental in the creation of bedrock laws including the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act. He defended safeguards at hydropower dams to protect river health. We are immensely grateful for his dedication and leadership. Congressman Dingell has left a legacy of healthy rivers that will live on for generations to come.”