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, January 11, 2010
A New Study Provides More Evidence on the Detrimental Effects of Mountaintop Mining
A new study published by Dr.
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Monday, December 14, 2009
EPA Watersense Specifications Move Water Efficiency Efforts in the Right Direction
American Rivers, the nation's leading river conservation organization, applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their recently released draft specification on the WaterSense label for new homes.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Learn how States Used their Water Infrastructure Funding from the Stimulus
Join American Rivers on December 15th from 2:30 – 3:30 for a webcast to learn how states used their required (20%) portion of water infrastructure funding from the stimulus for green infrastructure and water efficiency. Katherine Baer, senior director of clean water for American Rivers, will highlight example projects as well as some of the barriers that were discovered.
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Thursday, December 03, 2009
Obama Administration Takes Important Steps Toward Modernizing Federal Water Project Planning
The draft water resources planning guidance released today by the Council on Environmental Quality represents a vital first step in modernizing our nation's water policies to protect communities from global warming impacts and to plan for the nation's water needs in the 21st century.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
House Passes Legislation to Designate Illabot Creek as Washington State’s newest Wild and Scenic River
The House of Representatives passed legislation today to designate Illabot Creek, a key tributary of the Skagit River, as a Wild and Scenic River. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-2nd) introduced the legislation, H.R. 1593, in March. Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have sponsored a companion bill, S. 635, in the Senate. The Obama Administration expressed support for both bills during hearings in July. “We are thrilled that the House of Representatives has passed this important legislation.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
American Rivers Applauds Senate Introduction of Critical Climate Legislation
American Rivers today applauded Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer for introducing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. The bill would reduce global warming pollution 20 percent by 2020 and create millions of new jobs in alternative energy and other sectors. The bill would also help communities begin to prepare for the impacts, like more intense floods and droughts, that a changing climate is already causing around the country. The president of American Rivers, Rebecca Wodder, made the following statement:
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
US House Hearing Tomorrow to Protect Molalla River as a Wild and Scenic River
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing at 10:00 am tomorrow, October 1, in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building on legislation introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-5th District) to designate the Molalla River as a federal Wild and Scenic River. American Rivers has submitted testimony in support of this legislation as well as legislation introduced by Rep.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
From Drought to Deluge: American Rivers Responds to Extreme Southeast Weather
Floodwaters overwhelmed parts of the Southeast this week, killing eight people and destroying property throughout the region. The floods came as the region was getting over a historic two-year drought.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Smethport Dam to be Removed to Restore Tributary of Wild and Scenic Allegheny River
The Smethport Dam, located on Blacksmith Run west of Smethport, Pennsylvania, will be removed next week to improve public safety and fish passage and to restore a tributary of the Wild and Scenic Allegheny River.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
American Rivers Helps Redefine Water Infrastructure
The nation's clean water and public health and safety would be much better off with a water infrastructure system that incorporates green solutions, according to a new report by the Aspen Institute, " Sustainable Water Systems: Step One - Redefining the Nation's Infrastructure Challenge ." American Rivers helped craft the report, through participation in http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/energy-environment/our-policy-...
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