American Rivers

American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.

Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014
American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming California’s San Joaquin River the Most Endangered River in the country. Outdated water management and excessive diversions, compounded by the current drought, have put the San Joaquin River at a breaking point.
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Monday, March 03, 2014
EPA Takes Step Toward Protecting World’s Largest Salmon Fishery from Harmful Mine
Statement of Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a process that could lead to prohibiting industrial mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The agency is invoking its Clean Water Act authority to assess whether to prohibit or restrict waste disposal from the proposed Pebble Mine into Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay watershed, one of the most productive on earth.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
New Poll Shows Protecting America’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics
A new poll [PDF] commissioned by the nation’s leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations in key Great Lakes and Rocky Mountain states shows that the public overwhelmingly supports an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for America’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Crystal Clear And Beautiful, But Endangered
Today is Crystal River Day ! The Crystal River appeared as #8 on American Rivers’ 2012 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® . Today we are talking about ways to help the Crystal River in order to give it a boost on the road to Wild and Scenic River designation.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2012
It’s here – the 2012 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® ! From pollution to fracking to dams and dredging, this year we’re highlighting issues that have a direct impact on our clean water, public health, and wildlife. Every year since 1986, this report has put a spotlight on ten rivers at risk. With the 2012 list, we have zeroed in on key actions and, working with our local partners – and you - we are going to get decision-makers to do the right thing.
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Thursday, March 01, 2012
House Greenlights Massive Bridge Over Wild and Scenic St. Croix River
In a blow to fiscal responsibility and river protections that Americans hold dear, the House of Representatives today voted to allow the construction of a $700 million mega-bridge over the Wild and Scenic St. Croix River. The bill had already passed the Senate.
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Friday, May 06, 2011
Protecting Our Clean Water with the STOPS Runoff Act
Today, Senator Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the STOPS Runoff Act of 2011 that will reduce polluted runoff from federally funded highways and roads.
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Rising Toll of Floods Calls for a National Investment in Our Natural Defenses
It’s been over a month since NOAA released their spring flood forecast warning that the stage was set for potential widespread, record flooding in the Midwest for the third consecutive year. This week we are seeing the rising toll of flooding in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois among other midwestern states and our hearts go out to those who have suffered tremendous losses.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Most Anti-Environmental Piece of Legislation in History
Just after 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed arguably the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history. H.R. 1, which would fund the government through the rest of federal Fiscal Year 2011, eviscerates programs that protect our drinking water, clean up polluted rivers, and safeguard land and wildlife for future generations.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
New Guide Helps Municipalities Monetize the Value of Green Infrastructure
Quantifying the economic value of green infrastructure’s benefits is the key to helping municipalities adopt this innovative and cost-effective stormwater management approach, according to a new report by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and American Rivers. “The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits” is a broad analysis that is the first to place an economic value on the numerous benefits
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