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Pipeline Company Gives Up On Cleaning Its Oil Spill

Conserving Clean Water, Water Supply
Update: Feb 6, 2015 Three weeks after the Poplar Pipeline spewed 40,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, cleanup efforts have been called off due to dangerous ice conditions. The spill, which occurred on January 17, contaminated the city of Glendive’s drinking water supply and... Read More

Community Leaders Enjoy Paddling the Ashley River

Blue Trails
It was a beautiful crisp November afternoon; the tide was full - just beginning to ebb - as our group followed the river downstream. We paddled past Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in view of the tabby fort that protected the river during the Revolutionary War.... Read More

Enjoying the Eagle

Blue Trails
Last week I had the opportunity to spend two glorious days in Eagle County, Colorado exploring the Upper Colorado and one of its tributaries in Central Colorado, the Eagle River. Joined by a few of my colleagues, we partook in one of my favorite summer activities: floating a river.... Read More

And Justice for All

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
In Birmingham, Alabama, we must continue to have the courage to face the modern day Goliaths who want to pollute our environment. Take action to protect the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, the drinking water source for 200,000 residents of the Birmingham area.... Read More