President Trump’s environment speech: statement from American Rivers

July 9, 2019

July 8, 2019

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Statement by Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers:

“President Trump’s claim today that ensuring clean water has been a top priority from day one of his administration is truly fake news. From the outset, the Trump administration has used every means at its disposal to stifle science and undermine protection for clean water and rivers.  Even as President Trump spoke this afternoon, his administration is proposing to adopt a Dirty Water Rule which would eliminate Clean Water Act protection for nearly 20 percent of the streams in the U.S. and more than half of all wetlands.”