Take Action to protect a major source of drinking water in Alabama! Urge the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to stop the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine from polluting the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, which provides daily drinking water for 200,000 people in the greater Birmingham area. Mail or email comments to ADEM about Shepherd Bend Mine by March 17: Russell A. Kelly, Chief | ADEM Permits and Services Division | PO Box 301463 | Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463 | RAK@adem.state.al.us
Black Warrior Riverkeeper has filed public comments in an appeal of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission’s denial of our petition to designate areas near the Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork drinking water intake as lands unsuitable for surface coal mining. Our effort to ensure clean, safe, drinkable and affordable drinking water for the Birmingham area recently gained major allies, as three nationally recognized experts on this topic submitted a joint letter in support of our appeal.