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  • AirWave 2017

    AirWave Festival Benefits Three Waterkeepers March 25 For Immediate Release: February 24, 2017 Contact: Dan Morriss, Executive Producer, Morriss Entertainment: 205-612-1215, dan@mnent.us Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: 205-458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Myra Crawford, Executive Director, Cahaba Riverkeeper: 205-410-7163, info@cahabariverkeeper.org Justinn Overton, Executive Director, Coosa Riverkeeper: 205-288-7112, info@coosariver.org Lauren McCurdy, Director […]

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  • New Riverkeeper Newsletter

     New Black Warrior Riverkeeper Newsletter   Click here to read Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new newsletter!  And please share this link with anyone who might enjoy the newsletter. Our members who have recently donated or volunteered will receive newsletters in print via U.S. mail.  If you are not a member and […]

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  • Alabama Waterkeepers Tell ADEM to Follow New Law

    Alabama’s Waterkeepers Call on ADEM to Modify 7 Sewage Plant Permits to Comply With New Law   Alabama, January 31, 2017 – Alabama’s eight Waterkeeper Alliance member organizations submitted a letter to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Protection Agency today noting that ADEM recently noticed seven […]

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  • Southern Exposure 2016 in Birmingham Public Library

    Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donate 2016 Southern Exposure films to Birmingham Public Library Update 2/1/2017: Southern Exposure DVDs are now in all Jefferson County library locations!  For press release click here. For Immediate Release: December 2, 2016 Contact: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations, Birmingham […]

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  • Public Hearing December 5 on Uniontown Sewage

    Public Hearing on Uniontown’s Failing Sewage Treatment System For Immediate Release: December 1, 2016 Press Release by Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice Contact: Ben Eaton, Vice President, Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice: 334-507-8951 On Monday December 5th at 5 PM, the City of Uniontown, Alabama […]

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  • Help Protect Birmingham’s Drinking Water

    The proposed Shepherd Bend Mine is a unique threat to tap water for the Birmingham area. It would discharge wastewater across the river from an intake providing water to 200,000 people. Please urge the University of Alabama System not to lease or sell land or minerals for this coal mine.

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  • Protect the Black Warrior Waterdog

    Take Action: Protect the Black Warrior Waterdog The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed to list the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis), a rare aquatic salamander found only in the Black Warrior River basin in Alabama, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  The FWS has […]

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  • Chilling Effect Removed for Coal Challenges

    Alabama Coalfield Citizens Win with Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lawsuit   For Immediate Release: November 3, 2016 Contact: Eva Dillard, Staff Attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, edillard@blackwarriorriver.org Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama citizens can now challenge decisions by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission without risking financial ruin.  Thanks to the settlement […]

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  • Alabama Toxic Pollutants Petition

    Groups Petition State Commission to Impose Stricter Limits on Toxic Pollutants in Waters For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016 Contact: David Ludder: (850) 386-5671, davidaludder@enviro-lawyer.com Montgomery – Nine environmental groups have petitioned the Alabama Environmental Management Commission to adopt new or revised limits on toxic pollutants in surface waters. These limits […]

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  • Great News for the Black Warrior Waterdog

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status & Critical Habitat for Alabama’s Black Warrior Waterdog   News Release by U.S. Fish and Wildife Service: October 5, 2016 Contacts: Denise Rowell, 251-441-6630, denise_rowell@fws.gov Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291, tom_mackenzie@fws.gov The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect the Black Warrior waterdog […]

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