Last updated on: 10/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

American Rivers Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The days of large hydropower dam construction in the United States are largely over… Although hydropower will continue to play a role in meeting the world’s energy needs, we must adopt a more forwardthinking energy policy that relies on a diverse array of conservation measures and
renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.”

“Global Warming: Frequently Asked Questions,” www.americanrivers.org (accessed Oct. 23, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“American Rivers is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters, with offices in Washington, DC and nationwide.”

“About American Rivers,” www.americanrivers.org (accessed Oct. 26, 2009)

Mission:

“Through our work in five key program areas – Rivers and Global Warming, River Restoration, River Protection, Clean Water and Water Supply – American Rivers is working to protect our remaining natural heritage, undo the damage of the past and create a healthy future for our rivers and future generations.”

“About American Rivers,” www.americanrivers.org (accessed Oct. 26, 2009)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Build More Hydropower Dams?