“BIGGEST ADVANCEMENT FOR RIVER PROTECTION IN NEARLY A DECADE”

“BIGGEST ADVANCEMENT FOR RIVER PROTECTION IN NEARLY A DECADE”

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: American Rivers
Click here to read the article: https://www.americanrivers.org/2019/02/biggest-advancement-for-river-protection-in-nearly-a-decade/

It’s celebration time. Today, the U.S. house passed a landmark, bipartisan bill protecting more than 600 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and other public lands and waters nationwide.

“This is the biggest advancement for river protection that we’ve seen in nearly a decade,” said Bob Irvin, President and CEO of American Rivers.

  • 47, which the Senate passed earlier this month by a vote of 92-8, forever safeguards beloved rivers from Massachusetts to California from new dams and other harmful development. It’s a fitting celebration as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.