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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Monday, November 08, 2010
Groups Challenge Creation of Costly, Harmful and Unnecessary Lake
On behalf of the Georgia River Network and American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center challenged in federal court the flawed basis for the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) decision to permit a $17 million, 960-acre recreational fishing lake in Grady County, Georgia near the Florida state line. The legal challenge focuses on a flawed study underlying the permit that overestimates the number of people that would use the lake.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Coalition Documents Obama’s Ghoulish Salmon Plan
A coalition of fishing, business, and conservation organizations asked a federal judge today to declare President Obama’s Columbia and Snake river salmon recovery plan illegal.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010
Dam Removal Saves Jobs in Rural Community
Federal assistance has been secured to remove the 15 foot high and 200 foot long Briggsville Dam in the town of Clarksburg, Massachusetts. Removal of the outdated dam will help the owner, Cascade School Supplies, avoid excessive financial hardship for repairs to a dam that has long since outlived its usefulness. American Rivers has contributed vital financial and technical support to this project.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
It's Official: Removing Klamath Dams Saves Money for Power Customers
Today the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) - the Oregon agency charged with protecting utility customers - formally ruled, after months of investigation, that the proposed Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) is indeed in the best interests of PacifiCorp ratepayers as well as the cheapest alternative for the company.
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Friday, July 09, 2010
‘Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2010’ Introduced to Senate
American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is pleased to announce that Senator Udall (D. NM) and Senator Whitehouse (D. RI) have introduced the ‘Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2010’ (S. 3561) to the Senate.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A 21st Century Flood Management Strategy for the Southeast
American Rivers voiced support today for efforts to help communities across Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi recover from recent floods and released a four point plan to prevent dangerous and damaging floods in the future.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Communities Improving Public Safety through River Restoration
American Rivers today released the new film, "Restoring America's Rivers: Preparing for the Future," which tells the inspiring story of how community leaders around the country are improving public safety and solving problems like flooding by restoring rivers and working with nature, not against it.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
New Bill Makes Georgia a National Leader in Water Efficiency
Georgia took an important step today toward ensuring more reliable and predictable clean water supplies for today's communities and future generations. The senate unanimously passed the Georgia Water Stewardship Bill, and the house passed the bill 166-5.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
American Rivers Signs Agreements for World's Largest River Restoration Project
It's official. After years of negotiations, American Rivers will join Interior Secretary Salazar, Oregon Governor Kulongoski, and California Governor Schwarzenegger today to sign historic agreements to mount an unprecedented restoration effort on the Klamath River, one of America's greatest river systems. In what will be the world's biggest dam removal project, the agreements will restore access to over 350 miles of salmon habitat, resolve decades-long disputes over water in the basin, and provide greater economic security for fishing, tribal, and agricultural communities.
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Friday, January 15, 2010
The EPA Rules Against North Carolina’s Detrimental Practice on Rivers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined last week that North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) may not allow land purchase or protection as a substitute for requiring the adequate stream flows needed for healthy rivers. EPA instructed the state to discontinue using the policies which allowed land for water swaps pending further review.
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