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

Newswire article
Monday, December 22, 2008
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Black Rock Dam Proposal
The final federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Black Rock dam proposal was released today by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. According to the EIS, none of the alternatives evaluated for the Storage Study proved economically justifiable based on the costs and benefits measured. The cost of the Black Rock dam proposal is estimated to range from $4.95 to $7.73 billion, with a probable cost of $5.69 billion, plus annual operating and maintenance of $60.2 million.
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Newswire article
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Congressional Investigation Details Decline of Clean Water Act Enforcement
American Rivers today applauded House of Representatives Committee Chairmen Henry A. Waxman and James L. Oberstar for seeking the truth on the Bush Administration's failure to enforce the Clean Water Act and called on Congress to swiftly pass the Clean Water Restoration Act. Melissa Samet, senior director of water resources for American Rivers made the following statement:
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Newswire article
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Uncertain Future for Allagash River, One of America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2008
Eight months after American Rivers named the Allagash River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, the future of the river’s Wild and Scenic protections still hangs in the balance. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine’s only nationally designated Wild and Scenic River, is slowly seeing its protections degraded thanks to motor vehicle access and harmful development.
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