Snake River Listed As Endangered
Jackson Hole, Wy – A conservation group has put out its annual
list of the nation's most endangered rivers.
American Rivers ranks the Colorado River as the most endangered
because of radioactive, toxic and human waste.
The Snake River, which begins in Wyoming and flows through
Idaho, Oregon and Washington, is ranked third.
American Rivers President Rebecca Wodder says the country's waters are in danger of returning to where they were in
the early 1970's -- when they were the most polluted in history.
The group puts big blame on the Bush administration, for being lax in enforcing water safety laws and allowing corporations to find loopholes. The report says the administration needs to send a
message that it will put health and safety first, and hold polluters responsible.