American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2010

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“American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year,America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and also features key endangered river success stories from the past two decades.

“The number one river on the list is the Upper Delaware, where gas drilling threatens the drinking water for 17 million people across New York and Pennsylvania.

“The threats facing this year’s rivers are more pressing than ever, from gas drilling that could pollute the drinking water of millions of people, to the construction of costly and unnecessary new dams, to outdated flood management that threatens public safety,” said Rebecca Wodder, president of American Rivers.

“But the report isn’t all bad news. Thanks to the publicity America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ generates, we have enjoyed tremendous victories over the past 25 years, from the Penobscot in Maine to the Big Sunflower in Mississippi to the Klamath in California.”

“The report proves that when citizens take action, we can achieve great victories for our rivers and clean water,” said Wodder.”

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