Statement on Rep. Steve Daines’ East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
September 19, 2014
(Washington, DC) – “American Rivers commends Rep. Steve Daines for introducing legislation to permanently protect East Rosebud Creek as a Wild and Scenic River. It’s what local residents have long wanted, and it’s what this spectacular waterway deserves. By designating East Rosebud Creek as Montana’s first new Wild and Scenic River since 1976, it will forever remain clean and free-flowing and local residents will never again have to fight off proposals to dam it. Now that all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation from both major parties support Wild and Scenic designation for East Rosebud Creek, there’s a real shot it could happen this year.”
“While we’re excited about the prospect of East Rosebud Creek being protected as a Wild and Scenic River, we look forward to working with Rep. Daines to clean up some problematic language in the bill that would set a precedent for allowing incompatible activities adjacent to Wild and Scenic Rivers everywhere. We also look forward to engaging Rep. Daines and the rest of Montana’s congressional delegation in a broader conversation about protecting other rivers in the state that are equally deserving.”
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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