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California’s McCloud River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. April 13, 2021 – American Rivers today named Northern California’s McCloud River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2021 because of a Trump-era proposal to raise Shasta Dam. This proposal poses a grave threat to the river’s health and to the culture, religion and identity of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. American Rivers and its partners […]

Posted inEnviro

82 dams removed to restore rivers, improve public safety in 2018

Washington February 21, 2019 – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and recreation opportunities, and revitalizing fish and wildlife in communities nationwide, American Rivers announced today. Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed the dams last year to restore more […]

Posted inEnviro, US

Record Year for Removing Dams to Restore Rivers in 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 – A record number of outdated dams were removed in 2017, bringing public safety, new recreation opportunities and improved fish and wildlife habitat to communities nationwide, American Rivers announced today. Eighty-six dams were torn down in 2017, beating the previous high number of 78 dams in 2014. Communities in 21 states, […]

Posted inOp-Ed

American Rivers Condemns Largest Rollback of Public Land Protections in U.S. History

Washington December 4, 2017 – American Rivers President Bob Irvin released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will roll back protections for major portions of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. “Until today, we could count on our presidents, from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama, […]

Posted inCalifornia

Op-Ed: Sinjin Eberle: Beware the Wet Year

April 17, 2017 – The stories are everywhere – record precipitation and snowpack in California, atmospheric rivers crashing across the Pacific Northwest, and lingering above-average snowpack across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. And while short-term relief is welcome, we shouldn’t break out the party hats quite yet. As Mother Nature often shows us, we never really […]

Posted inUS

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017

Washington, DC April 11, 2017 – American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, identifying ten rivers facing urgent threats and critical decisions this year. The list highlights the dangers Trump Administration budget cuts pose to rivers and communities nationwide. Number one on this year’s list is the Lower Colorado River, […]

Posted inRegional

Bear River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017

Washington, D.C. April 11, 2017 – American Rivers today named California’s Bear River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, shining a national spotlight on a proposed dam that would irreparably harm the river’s fish and wildlife, recreation and Native American heritage. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that […]

Posted inUS

President’s Budget Puts Clean Water and Rivers at Risk Nationwide

Washington March 16, 2017 – President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to clean drinking water and river restoration efforts would cause serious harm to the nation’s health, economy, and quality of life, American Rivers said today. The President’s budget proposal includes deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, proposing to cut the agency by almost one […]