Shepherd Bend Mine

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Shepherd Bend Mine (Proposed)

 

Join the Fight to Protect Birmingham’s Drinking Water!

 

Shepherd Bend film

Click here to watch film (9 minutes long)

 

Short Introduction

A large coalition of businesses and groups (see bottom of this webpage for a list) plus thousands of concerned citizens, are urging the University of Alabama System Trustees (UA) to stop the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine from polluting a major drinking water supply for the greater Birmingham area. UA is the major owner of land and minerals coveted by Drummond for a coal mine on the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork in Walker County. The 1,773-acre strip mine would discharge wastewater at 29 proposed outfalls, including one that is 800 feet across the river from a Birmingham Water Works Board intake facility providing tap water to 200,000 people.  Metals and sediment discharged from the Shepherd Bend Mine would lead to decreased water quality and increased filtration fees for consumers.  We urge UA Trustees not to lease or sell their land and minerals to Shepherd Bend, LLC. That company is owned by Garry Neil Drummond, a Trustee Emeritus of the UA System. We would like to see UA Trustees take a strong stance against the mine and join with us in ensuring this valuable water source is protected for future generations. Our opposition will persist until UA announces that they will never lease or sell land or minerals for mining at Shepherd Bend. 

 

Take Action

1. Please help us pressure the University of Alabama not to lease or sell their land and minerals for coal mining directly across the river from a water intake facility serving water to 200,000 citizens.  Contact UA leaders:

We encourage citizens to relay their concerns about the mine to the UA System’s Chancellor, Dr. Robert E. Witt: witt@uasystem.ua.edu, (205) 348-5861 and to UA’s President, Dr. Judy Bonner: president@ua.edu, (205) 348-5100.

Concerned citizens should also email other UA System leaders:

mbownes@uasystem.ua.edu
mspearing@uasystem.ua.edu
kreinhar@uasystem.ua.edu
marchase@uab.edu
President@uab.edu
robert.altenkirch@uah.edu
dwilson@alumni.ua.edu
dmaples@uasystem.ua.edu
wanda.kelly@governor.alabama.gov
tbice@alsde.edu
karen.brooks@phifer.com
john.england@alacourt.gov

jespy@mewlegal.com
rwgray41@gmail.com
hurst_andria@yahoo.com
leonardlawvl@aol.com
wdm@ffmlaw.com
hmorrissette@chinadollrice.com
bsexton@sextonsinc.com
stjohnfe@bellsouth.net
paul.bryant@greenegroupinc.com
murquhart@heggeman.com
vander_k@bellsouth.net
j.wilson3@jwamalls.com
jjohns@protective.com

We also encourage citizens, organizations, and businesses to write letters to UA System Trustees and to the UA System’s Chancellor Witt and UA’s President, Dr. Judy Bonner:

Chancellor Robert E. Witt
The University of Alabama System
401 Queen City Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1551

Click here for a sample letter to Chancellor Witt.

Dr. Judy Bonner
President, The University of Alabama
Box 870100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

2. Write letters to the editor of your local paper.

3. Contact your elected officials.

4. Sign the Change.org Petition on Shepherd Bend: Click here 

5. Sign American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers Petition on Shepherd Bend: Click here

 

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Shepard's Bend Mine on the Black Warrior RiverAerial photo of Shepherd Bend, showing proximity of Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Intake to the proposed mine site. Photo by Nelson Brooke

Shepherd Bend outfallBWWB Intake on the Mulberry Fork just 0.1miles across from a tributary that will discharge pollutants from Shepherd Bend Mine. Photo by Nelson Brooke

 

Maps

Google Map of the area
Click here

Shepherd Bend Mine Website MapMap showing Shepherd Bend surface & mineral rights and permit areas. By Jenn Patterson

Shepherd Bend proposal coloredMap showing scope of proposed mine and proximity to BWWB Mulberry Intake.

Shepherd Bend permitADEM – National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Map

 

Documents

Charles Scribner’s Shepherd Bend Mine permit comments to ADEM (8/29/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Scribner.ShepherdBend.ADEM.Comment.8.29.14.pdf

Roebuck / South East Lake Community Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (8/26/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/RoebuckSELCommunityResolution.pdf

Birmingham’s Citizens Advisory Board’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (8/18/2018)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/CAB_ShepherdBend_Resolution.pdf

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s letter to EPA requesting prohibition of the Shepherd Bend Mine under Clean Water Act 404(c) (8/15/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWRkShepherdBend404EPA.pdf

Donald B. Stewart, M.D.’s Open Letter to UA System Trustees (8/15/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/StewartLetterToUATrustees.pdf

South East Lake Neighborhood Association’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (7/28/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/S.EastLakeN.A.ShepherdBendMine-Resolution_7.28.14.pdf

Roebuck Springs / South Roebuck Neighborhood Association’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (7/10/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Roebuck.ShepherdBendMine.Resolution.pdf

College Hills Neighborhood Association’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (6/2/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/CollegeHillsNeighborhoodShepherdBendResolution.pdf

Crestwood North Neighborhood Association’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (4/28/2014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/CrestwoodNorthResolution.pdf

Highland Park Neighborhood Association’s Resolution Urging UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (4/8/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Highland_Park_Shepherd_Bend_Resolution.pdf  

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Shepherd Bend Mine permit comments to ADEM (3/7/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWRk.ShepherdBend.ADEM.Comments3.7.14.pdf

Three top American scientists sent this letter to Alabama Surface Mining Commissioners to support our Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition. They add that the Shepherd Bend Mine “seems particularly ill advised.” (2/19/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Bernhardt.et.al.to.ASMC.2.19.14.pdf

UAH SGA Resolution urges UA System to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/23/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UAH_SGA_ShepherdBendResolution.pdf

Titusville Community Resolution urges UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (5/18/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/TitusvilleCommunityShepherdBendMineResolution.pdf

The Birmingham Water Works Board continues its appeal of the ASMC permit issued to Shepherd Bend LLC, filing a Petition to Review and overturn the ASMC Hearing Officer’s March 2, 2013 decision which uphold the issuance of the permit (3/29/13)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20Petition%20for%20Review%203-29-13.pdf

Advent Episcopal School’s letter to Dr. Witt urging UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/22/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/images/BW%20River%20Letter.jpg

YMBC Civic Forum Resolution urging the UA System Trustees to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/18/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/YMBC%20Shephard%20Bend%20Resolution.pdf

UAB Public Health Students Association Resolution urging the UA System Trustees to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/13/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UAB_PHSA_ShepherdBendResolution.pdf

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s letter to new UAB President, Ray Watts, MD.  (2/13/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/ScribnerLetterToWatts_2.13.13.pdf

Forest Park / South Avondale Neighborhood Association Resolution urging the UA System to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/5/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Forest_Park_Shepherd_Bend_Resolution.pdf

On January 31, Black Warrior Riverkeeper  made its public case to designate the lands around the BWWB’s drinking water intake as unsuitable for mining by filing these detailed comments
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Black%20Warrior%20Riverkeeper%27s%20ASMC%20Petition%20Comments%20January%2031,%202013.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board’s Intervention and Petition to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/31/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20LUM%20Intervention%20and%20Petition.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/31/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20LUM%20Letter.pdf

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s Conservation Land Manager’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/NickBieser-Ruffner.LUMletter-ASMC_1.29.13.pdf

Samford Biologist Dr. Betsy Dobbins’ Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Dobbins_Letter%20to%20ASMC_LUM_Jan%202013.pdf

NewFields Engineer Warner Golden’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/NewFields%20Letter%20LUM%20Jan%2025%202013.pdf

Wastewater/Water Treatment Operations Manager Kevin Begin’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Begin%20LUM%20letter%20to%20ASMC.pdf

UA Chemistry  Professor Shane Street’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/LUM%20BWRk%20Street%2028%20Jan%202013.pdf

UA Biology Professor Art Benke’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/29/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Benke%20LUM%20letter%20to%20ASMC.pdf

Tennessee Aquarium Biologist Dr. Bernard Kuhajda’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/22/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Dr.BernardKuhajda-TNAquarium.LUMletter-ASMC_1.22.13.pdf

UAB Biology Professor Rob Angus’ Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/20/2013):
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Dr.%20Angus%20to%20ASMC%20re%20LUM.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board webpage with Shepherd Bend Mine opposition documents:
http://www.birminghamwaterworks.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=168&Itemid=309

UAB Graduate Student Association Resolution Opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (1/16/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/UAB_GSA_ShepherdBend_Resolution.pdf

UAB Environmental Health Sciences Assistant Professor Dr. Julia Gohlke’s Public Comments to the ASMC regarding Lands Unsuitable for Mining (1/12/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Dr%20JuliaGohlke%20LUM-letter_1%2012%2013.pdf

University of Montevallo SGA Resolution Opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (10/17/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Resolution%201213-R-001.pdf

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s open letter to new UA President, Dr. Guy Bailey (7/26/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/ScribnerLetterToBailey_7.26.12.pdf

Cahaba Brewing Company’s letter to UA, in opposition to the Shepherd Bend Mine (7/24/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/CahabaBrewingLetterToUA.pdf

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama’s Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation sends a Shepherd Bend Mine opposition letter to Dr. Judy Bonner and Dr. Robert Witt (4/5/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/ShepherdBendTaskForceLetter.pdf

UAB Student Government Association Resolution Opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (2/9/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UAB_USGA_Shepherd_Bend_Resolution.pdf

University of Montevallo Environmental Club 300+ petition signatures and a letter sent to UA (12/6/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UMEC%20Letter%20to%20Dr.%20Witt.pdf

Birmingham-Southern College’s EnAct sends letter to Dr. Witt opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (12/15/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/EnAct_Letter_to_Dr_Witt.pdf

Dr. Willy Rice, Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University and a UA alumnus, sent a letter to UA System leaders, offering over a million dollars to UA if they will stop Shepherd Bend Mine (11/30/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Dr_Rice_Letter_to_UA.pdf

University of Montevallo Environmental Club’s letter to UA President and Trustees (9/30/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/MontevalloLetterToDrWitt.pdf

NAACP Metro-Birmingham Chapter’s letter opposing the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/2/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/NAACPShepherdBendMineLettertoUA.pdf

Resolution by the Birmingham City Council Opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (3/15/11)
link

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Open Letter to the UA System (2/16/11)
link

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s letter to the EPA (2/9/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Shepherd%20Bend%20Letter%20to%20EPA%201-9-11.pdf

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s letter to the UA System Trustees (1/26/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Letter%20to%20UA%20System%20Trustees%201-26-11.pdf

ASMC – Permit No. P-3945 (issued 10/19/10)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/ASMC%20P3945%20Decision%2010-19-10.pdf

Transcript of ASMC Public Hearing (8/19/10)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Transcript%20Shepherd%20Bend%20hearing%208.19.10.pdf

Written Comments Received by ASMC (as of August 2010)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/PublicCommentsToASMC.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board’s Comments to ASMC (7/8/10)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20comments%20to%20ASMC%207.9.10.pdf

ADEM Permit challenge by BWRk & SELC, including exhibits (12/22/08)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/12.22.08%20ADEM%20Shepherd%20Complaint%20with%20exhibits.pdf

ADEM – NPDES Permit No. AL0079162 (issued 7/21/08)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/ShepherdBendADEMPermit.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork Source Water Assessment Program (8/2007)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20Source%20Water%20Assessment%20Program%20Mulberry%20Fork%202007.pdf

Request for Proposals (RFP) from UA System Trustees for mining at Shepherd Bend (4/25/07)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UAShepherdBendRFP.pdf

 

 

Media Coverage (just a small sampling)

ADEM holds meeting on mining near Black Warrior River (8/29/2014)
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/26401894/adem-holds-meeting-on-mining-near-black-warrior-river

ADEM to host hearing Thursday on Shepherd Bend Mine (8/28/2014)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140827/news/140829570

Public hearing set on controversial mine on Black Warrior River (8/27/2014)
http://wiat.com/2014/08/27/public-hearing-set-on-controversial-mine-on-black-warrior-river/

ADEM sets hearing for controversial Shepherd Bend Mine on Black Warrior River for Aug 28 (7/23/2014)
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/07/adem_sets_public_hearing_regar.html

Iron City Birmingham to host Father’s Day Beer Dinner with Trim Tab Brewing (6/9/2014)
http://www.examiner.com/article/iron-city-birmingham-to-host-father-s-day-beer-dinner-with-trim-tab-brewing

American Rivers: Guest Blog by Charles Scribner (4/23/2014) 
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/university-alabama-faces-pressure-protect-drinking-water-birmingham/

Black Warrior Riverkeeper concerns over proposed strip mine (1/20/2014)
http://www.abc3340.com/story/24499847/black-warrior-riverkeeper-concerns-over-proposed-strip-mine

American Rivers: Black Warrior River Mining Petition Denied in Flawed Decision (11/5/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/black-warrior-mining-petition-denied/

Reaction to coal mine ruling (10/29/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/news/reaction-to-coal-mine-ruling

Alabama Surface Mining Commission rejects petition by Black Warrior Riverkeeper to ban mining in Shepherd Bend area (10/28/2013)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/10/alabama_surface_mining_commiss_2.html

Do you mine? Public opinion serves as final factor. (10/9/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/10/09/do-you-mine-public-opinion-serves-as-final-factor/

UAH Student Government Association implores UA System leaders to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/25/2013)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/student_government_at_universi.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Video of ABC 33/40 interview about Shepherd Bend Mine and the “Save Our Water” program (7/25/2013)
http://www.abc3340.com/video?clipId=9130454&topVideoCatNo=192296&autoStart=true

Widow of slain mine union leader speaks out about Alabama’s Drummond Company in Columbia (7/16/2013)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/07/drummond.html#incart_river_default

Alabama Coal Billionaire Battles Murder Suits as Prices Ebb:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/alabama-billionaire-battles-murder-suits-as-prices-ebb.html

Hardball on the Black Warrior River puts Birmingham on its heels (John Archibald, Birmingham News) (7/10/2013)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/07/hardball_on_the_black_warrior.html

Protecting Our Waters (Anniston Star Editorial) (7/4/2013)
http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/23046227/article-Editorial–Protecting–our-waters?instance=home_opinion

SweetWater Brewery Partners with Black Warrior Riverkeeper (7/3/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/07/03/sweetwater-brewery-partners-with-black-warrior-riverkeeper/

Save Our Water (WVUA TV Video) (7/2/2013)
http://www.wvuatv.com/content/black-warrior-river

Date and time set for Mulberry mining (6/5/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/2013/06/05/date-and-time-set-for-hearing-on-mulberry-mining/

“And Justice for All” by Rev. Anthony Johnson (5/29/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/and-justice-for-all-in-continued-opposition-to-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

Titusville Community urges UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (5/18/2013)
http://bfppressreleases.blogspot.it/2013/05/titusville-community-resolution-urges.html

Its a matter of pride. School Pride (5/15/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jblate-20130515-its-a-matter-of-pride.html

Shepherd Bend on Mulberry Fork not a good place to mine coal (Birmingham News Opinion) (5/3/2013)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/05/sheperd_bend_on_mulberry_fork.html

Save the Solitude of Shepherd Bend (4/25/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jblate-20130425-save-the-solitude-of-shepherds-bend.html

Black Warrior River named in Top 10 Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22003140/black-warrior-river-gets

Trouble in the Water (4/17/2013)
http://weldbham.com/blog/2013/04/17/trouble-in-the-water/

Black Warrior River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers by National Environmental Group (4/17/2013)
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/04/black_warrior_river_named_one.html

Black Warrior River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/2013/04/17/black-warrior-river-named-one-of-nations-most-endangered-rivers/

Plight of Black Warrior River gaines national spotlight (4/17/2013)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2013/04/new-post/

Endangered: Black Warrior River placed at Number 7 on American Rivers list (4/17/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/04/17/endangered-black-warrior-river/

Black Warrior River 7th Most at Risk (4/17/2013)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20130417/news/130419800?p=1&tc=pg

Earthbound’s Earthfest event pressures UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (4/9/2013)
http://www.magiccitypost.com/community/earthbounds-earthfest-concert-supports-black-warrior-riverkeeper/2013-04-09

UAB Public Health Opposes Coal Mine (2/23/2013)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2013/02/uab-public-health-opposes-coal-mine

Student environmental groups target Shepherd Bend Mine (1/7/13)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/01/student_environmental_group_ta.html

Judge to have last word over Walker County strip mine planned near water works source (11/30/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/judge_to_have_last_word_over_w.html

Busy day for Birmingham Water Works: Utility speaks against strip mine and files appeal against another (11/28/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/busy_day_for_birmingham_water.html

Birmingham Water Works heading to court in renewed fight against planned Walker County strip mine (11/21/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/post_828.html

Big decision looms for Birmingham area drinking water (11/16/12)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/11/big_decision_looms_for_birming.html

Environmental group says Mulberry Fork site on Warrior River unsuitable for mines (9/27/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/environmental_group_says_mulbe.html

Birmingham City Council votes to oppose mine on the Mulberry Fork (9/4/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/birmingham_city_council_votes_8.html

University of Alabama System should take stance against Shepherd Bend mining (6/12/12)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/06/your_view_university_of_alabam_3.html

Birmingham Water Works Appeal challenging mine to be heard in Jasper (6/8/12)
http://mountaineagle.com/bookmark/18908974/article-Appeal+challenging+mine+to+be+heard+in+Jasper#

Cordova, at a crossroads after tornado devastation, rethinks its options (7/29/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/07/cordova_at_a_crossroads_rethin.html

Walker County residents voice worries over planned coal mine (6/29/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/06/walker_county_residents_voice.html

Birmingham Water Works appeal of coal mine permit set for August (6/7/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/06/water_works_appeal_of_coal_min.html

[RADIO] Fight Continues Over Shepherd Bend Mine (4/18/12)
http://wbhm.org/News/2012/ShepherdBendMine.html

A River Ruined Through It (3/23/12)
http://www.bwcitypaper.com/Articles-Features-i-2012-03-22-246338.113121-A-River-Ruined-Through-It.html

Shepherd Bend opponents get the UA’s attention (3/14/12)
http://weldbham.com/blog/2012/03/14/shepherd-bend-opponents-get-the-uas-attention/

SGA votes to oppose the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/27/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/02/27/sga-votes-to-oppose-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

UAB student government opposes Shepherd Bend mine (2/22/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/02/22/uab-student-government-opposes-shepherd-bend-mine/

Brewery opposes sale of land to mining company (2/3/12)
http://tuscaloosa.myfoxal.com/news/news/104977-brewery-opposes-sale-land-mining-company

6,000-signature petition protesting coal mine plan delivered to UA trustees (2/2/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/02/post_727.html

Petitioners at UAB seek to stop mine (1/12/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/01/12/coal/

Going Green against the Shepherd Bend Mine (11/2/11)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2011/11/going-green-against-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

UA students protest proposed Shepherd Bend Mine (10/26/11)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20111026/news/111029827

UA groups rally against proposed Shepherd Bend mine on Black Warrior River (10/25/11)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2011/10/ua_rally_shepherd_bend_mine.html

Put a stop to administration’s silence (10/25/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/10/25/put-a-stop-to-administrations-silence/

UA shouldn’t allow Shepherd Bend Mine (10/12/11)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20111012/NEWS/111019930

UA Could Show Hypocrisy if System Allows Shepherd Bend Mine (10/5/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/10/05/ua-could-show-hypocrisy-if-system-allows-shepherd-bend-mine/

BWRk’s take on UA’s reply to the NAACP’s Shepherd Bend Mine opposition letter (9/25/11)
http://www.mygreenbirmingham.com/2011/09/shepherd-bend-mine-update-uas-letter-to-naacp/

Coal mining proposition could have devastating effects on drinking water (9/15/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/09/15/coal-mining-proposition-could-have-devastating-effects-on-drinking-water/

UA President Witt’s response letter to the Metro-Birmingham NAACP on Shepherd Bend (9/14/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/DrWittResponseToNAACP9.14.11.pdf

Time for University of Alabama System to say no to Shepherd Bend mine (8/23/11)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2011/08/your_view_time_for_university.html

Mining upheld on Black Warrior River near water intake (8/20/11)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/mining_upheld_on_black_warrior.html

Alabama environmental commission OKs permit for coal mine on the Mulberry Fork (8/19/11)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/alabama_environmental_commissi.html

Appetites Growling Again for Alabama Coal (Business Alabama magazine, July 2011)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Coal%20story%20July%202011.pdf

Riverkeeper speaks against Shepherd Bend Mine (4/20/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/04/21/riverkeeper-speaks-against-shepherd-bend-mine/

UA students threaten boycott of UA Services if UA leases/sells Shepherd Bend land for mining (2/2/11)
http://blog.locustfork.net/2011/02/students-gather-pledges-to-boycott-ua-services-over-coal-mine/

Mining company no stranger to controversy (11/21/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/11/21/mining-company-no-stranger-to-controversy/

UA students warn of boycott over mine (11/16/10)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101116/NEWS/101119734

Samford students hold “teach-in” on proposed Shepherd Bend mine (11/1/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/11/samford_students_hold_teach-in.html

Panel grants permit for strip mine (10/20/10)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101020/NEWS/101019528

After panel’s OK, opponents of strip mine say they will focus on UA as decisionmaker (10/20/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/10/strip_mine_near_birmingham_wat.html

Shepherd Bend strip mine site should be park (9/26/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/09/your_view_shepherd_bend_strip.html

It’s no joke; strip mine could get OK near drinking water source (9/25/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/09/your_view_its_no_joke_strip_mi.html

Citizens, students protest mine (9/17/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/17/citizens-students-protest-mine/

UA, UAB, other students to protest coal mine plan (9/14/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/09/ua_uab_other_students_to_prote.html

Shepherd Bend a shortsighted strip-mine location (9/12/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/12/shepherd-bend-a-shortsighted-strip-mine-location/

Proposed strip-mine is irresponsible (9/9/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/09/proposed-strip-mine-is-irresponsible/

Afraid of damage to property from strip-mining (8/26/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/08/your_view_afraid_of_damage_to.html

Shepherd Bend mine a threat to water source (8/20/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/08/your_view_shepherd_bend_mine_a.html

Alabama Surface Mining Commission hears foes, supporters of Warrior River strip mine (8/19/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/alabama_surface_mining_commiss_1.html

Coal mine would strip University of its reputation (8/18/10)
http://uwire.com/2010/08/18/column-coal-mine-would-strip-university-of-its-reputation/

Mining proposal splits Alabama coal town of Cordova (8/15/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/mining_proposal_splits_an_alab.html

Will mine discharge threaten Birmingham area water? (8/15/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/will_mine_discharge_threaten_b.html

ASMC plans hearing on proposed Shepherd Bend mine on Warrior River (8/1/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/alabama_surface_mining_commiss.html

Birmingham Water Works letter targets Mulberry Fork mine permit (7/8/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/07/birmingham_water_works_letter.html

Judge to review Walker County mining permit for its impact on water supplies (10/17/09)
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/125576733397510.xml

The board overseeing Alabama’s environmental agency needs to review how it is handling water pollution permits for coal mines (9/28/09)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2009/09/our_view_the_board_overseeing.html

ADEM turns a blind eye to results of its actions (9/16/09)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2009/09/your_views_adem_turns_a_blind.html

Group challenges Alabama water quality enforcement near mines (9/13/09)
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/1252829763318300.xml&coll=2

BWRk files lawsuit over ADEM permit to mining company Shepherd Bend (12/23/08)
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/123002374841940.xml&coll=2

UA mining plans upset Cordova residents (5/25/07)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UA%20mining%20plans%20upset%20Cordova%20residents.pdf

 

 

Videos & Photos

[VIDEO] The Ripple Effect (March 2012)
http://vimeo.com/36622601

[VIDEO] UAB students rally, collect petitions against Shepherd Bend Mine (10/27/11)
http://videos.al.com/birmingham-news/2011/10/uab_students_rally_collect_pet.html

[VIDEO] UA students protest Shepherd’s Bend Mine (10/26/11)
http://tuscaloosa.myfoxal.com/news/98633-ua-students-protest-shepherds-bend-mine?autostart=true

[VIDEO] Student protest at the University of Alabama (10/25/11)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2011/10/ua_rally_shepherd_bend_mine.html

[VIDEO] UA student organization leaders on Shepherd Bend mine (10/25/11)
http://videos.al.com/al/2011/10/ua_student_organization_leader_1.html

[VIDEO] Protest by UA NAACP and UA Environmental Council (10/25/11)
link

[PHOTOS] NAACP Metro-Bham’s Public Forum on Shepherd Bend & Deadly Deception (10/14/11)
link

[PHOTOS] Recap of Chinese Delegation’s meeting with BWRk about Shepherd Bend (10/5/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/chinesedelegation.html

[VIDEO] Rev. Anthony Johnson reacts to UA’s response to his NAACP letter (9/21/11)
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Shepherds-Bend-Vs-NAACP/rH5_v2KPfkCz-VxZtw-F-A.cspx

[VIDEO] NAACP and Black Warrior Riverkeeper imploring UA to stop the mine (9/14/11)
link

[VIDEO] Bama Goes Blue (UA Office of Environmental Health & Safety, 2011)
http://gogreen.ua.edu/bamagoesblue.html

[PHOTOS] UA Student Protest of Shepherd Bend Mine (9/16/10)
http://picasaweb.google.com/blackwarriorriverkeeper/UAShepherdBendMineProtest?feat=directlink

[PHOTOS] UAB Student Protest of Shepherd Bend Mine (9/14/10)
http://picasaweb.google.com/blackwarriorriverkeeper/UABShepherdBendMineProtest?feat=directlink

[VIDEO] Water woes surrounding new strip mine
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Water-woes-surrounding-new-strip-mine/4_W3_EAID0KnpZxdbZyg7g.cspx

 

 

Press Releases

 

Citizens Advisory Board, Representing all 99 Birmingham Neighborhoods, Votes to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (8/18/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2014_PressRelease_ShepherdBendResolutionBirminghamCAB_Aug18.pdf

Shepherd Bend Mine Public Hearing August 28 (7/23/3014)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/shepherd-bend-mine-public-hearing-august-28.html

Top Scientists Join Riverkeeper Effort to Prevent Coal Mines Near Drinking Water Source (2/28/2014):
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/top-scientists-oppose-coal-mines-near-drinking-water-source.html

Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition Denied in Flawed Decision (10/28/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_Lands%20Unsuitablefor%20MiningPetitionDenied.pdf

UAH SGA passes a Resolution urging The UA System to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/23/2013)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/uah-sga-shepherd-bend-mine-resolution.html

Action Alert: Attend the July 9 Public Hearing about our Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition (6/10/2013)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/lands-unsuitable-for-mining.html

Titusville Community Resolution urges UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (5/18/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_TitusvilleCommunity_ShepherdBendResolution_May18.pdf

Black Warrior River joins 2013 Most Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/black-warrior-joins-2013-most-endangered-rivers.html

UA Panhellenic Donates Greek Week Grant to Black Warrior Riverkeeper (press release includes info on Shepherd Bend) (4/10/2013)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/alabama-panhellenic-association-greek-week-grant.html

UAB Public Health Student Association unanimously passes a resolution urging UA System Trustees to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/15/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_UAB_PHSA_ShepherdBendResolution_February15.pdf

UAB Graduate Student Association unanimously passes a resolution imploring the UA System to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (1/16/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_UABGSAResolution_January16.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board renews opposition to  Shepherd Bend Mine through ASMC appeal (11/21/2012)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20Media%20Advisory%20on%20Shepherd%20Bend.pdf

BWRk files a petition with the AL Surface Mining Commission to designate areas adjacent to the Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork drinking water source as lands unsuitable for surface coal mining (9/10/12)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/lands-unsuitable-for-mining.html

Avondale RiverFest to raise money and awareness for Shepherd Bend Mine opposition (7/21/12)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/avondale-riverfest.html

UA Student Government Association Resolution Implores UA to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (2/27/12)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2012_PressRelease_AlabamaSGAResolution_February27.pdf

UAB Student Government Association Resolution Implores UA to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (2/9/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2012_PressRelease_UABUSGAResolution_February9.pdf

Protesters hand UA System 6,000 petition signatures opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (2/2/12)
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Birmingham’s breweries ask UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (1/26/12)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2012/01/birminghams_breweries_ask_ua_t.html

Hearing officer gives ADEM permit a favorable recommendation, but BWRk & SELC plan to appeal if the EMC rubber stamps that decision (7/22/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2011_PressRelease_ShepherdBendMineRuling_July_22.pdf 

Black Warrior River lands on annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report by national conservation group American Rivers (5/17/11)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/black-warrior-chosen-among-america-s-most-endangered-rivers.html

Birmingham City Council Implores UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (3/15/11)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2011/03/birmingham_city_council_implor.html

Birmingham Water Works Board announces appeal of ASMC permit (11/17/10)
http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BirminghamWaterWorksappealsShepherdBendMinepermit.pdf

Shepherd Bend Receives Mining Permit but Opposition Continues (10/19/10)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2010/10/shepherd_bend_receives_mining.html

Public Hearing Set for Proposed Shepherd Bend Mine (Birmingham Water Threat) (7/27/10)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2010/07/public_hearing_set_for_propose.html

 

 

BWRk Shepherd Bend Mine Summary Statement

Black Warrior Riverkeeper opposes Shepherd Bend Mine, which would discharge polluted water from coal mining out of 29 points into the Black Warrior’s Mulberry Fork  directly across the river from and upstream of a major drinking water intake for 200,000 daily customers of the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB).  We are proud to partner with a large and growing coalition of numerous businesses, community groups, religious groups, nonprofit organizations, student organizations, government groups, scientists, public health advocates, students,  concerned citizens, and drinking water consumers to point out the risks of permitting a coal mine so close to a major Birmingham drinking water source.  We urge the UA Board of Trustees to take a strong stance against the mine, helping to ensure this valuable drinking water source is protected for future generations.  We are especially thankful for Cordova community leaders as well as students from colleges across the state who have worked hard to educate others and publicize the potential impacts of Shepherd Bend Mine.

Source water protection is widely regarded as a critical and cost-effective way to ensure a clean source of drinking water for future generations.  In protecting drinking water sources there are many corollary benefits such as healthy watersheds, good water quality, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and healthy communities.  Without a healthy watershed — the land area that drains to a particular body of water — it  is impossible to have a clean water source.  The two go hand-in-hand, which is why the concept of source water protection has been embraced by states, water providers, agencies, local and national organizations, associations, and communities across the United States.  Permitting a coal mine to operate adjacent to a water source flies in the face of existing science and reason.  Top American scientists put their reputations on the line to support that assertion in 2014.

Despite widespread opposition, on October 19, 2010 the Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) issued a permit to Drummond Company-owned Shepherd Bend, LLC to mine 286 acres.  The BWWB announced on November 17, 2010 that they were appealing this ASMC permit.  The BWWB has offered detailed information as to how the wastewater discharges from the mine will introduce toxic pollutants and sediment into the water, potentially leading to increased treatment costs (paid for by their customers: all Birmingham-area water consumers), decreased water quality, and possible health risks.  Rate increases to pay for additional drinking water treatment amount to ratepayers paying the costs of pollution treatment externalized by Drummond Company, whose pursuit of profits trumps their responsibility to adequately treat wastewater leaving the mine site.  The BWWB also stated that a mine this close to a major drinking water intake would be “incompatible” and “unprecedented.”

Of the 286 acres permitted for mining by ASMC, Shepherd Bend, LLC only has the leases necessary to start mining an initial increment of 38 acres.  If Shepherd Bend, LLC chooses to mine beyond that first small increment, they will have to obtain leases from other property owners, including the University of Alabama, the major owner of both land and mineral rights at Shepherd Bend. In 2007, UA actively requested coal mining proposals for this property.  In the face of increasing public pressure and media coverage, UA has subsequently retreated to the oft-repeated statement, “The University has not been approached about leasing the land and has no current plans to lease or sell the land.” UA is one of the nation’s leading public universities, which places an “emphasis on leadership as a primary role of the flagship University of the State of Alabama.” We and countless partners have consistently asked UA Trustees to take a leadership position on this pivotal issue, to no avail.

On March 15, 2011, a resolution was passed unanimously by the Birmingham City Council “imploring the University of Alabama System to neither sell nor lease their significant land and mineral holdings to allow coal mining at Shepherd Bend.” The resolution was certified by Mayor William Bell’s signature.  Meanwhile, concerned UA System students began an ongoing Change.org petition to UA leaders that now has over 11,000 signatures. Last but not least, the UA Community Service Center named Black Warrior Riverkeeper intern Caitlin McClusky its 2012 Volunteer of the Year award winner.  Caitlin was specifically recognized for helping Black Warrior Riverkeeper and UA ECo oppose Shepherd Bend Mine.

In 2013, the national American Rivers organization selected the Black Warrior River among its annual top 10 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers.   The Black Warrior was chosen for the list specifically because of the Shepherd Bend Mine threat.  The University of Alabama System Trustees are now under a national spotlight to stop this proposed mine from threatening the river, tap water in the greater Birmingham area, and the UA System’s good reputation.  The local and national media coverage of this story, and the subsequent local and national outcry from concerned citizens, has been diverse and immense.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper opposes the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater discharge permit issued to Shepherd Bend, LLC by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) on July 21, 2008 for the full 1,773 acre coal mine site.  We believe this permit issued by ADEM in its own terms is in violation of federal and state law.  The issuance of a NPDES permit is prohibited if the discharges allowed by that permit will cause or contribute to a violation of water quality criteria, which the BWWB concludes will occur if the mine is allowed to operate so close to a drinking water source. Additionally, the ADEM permit allows Shepherd Bend, LLC to discharge wastewater containing 10 times the level of iron and 40 times the level of manganese recommended by the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The NPDES permit expired in July 2013 and Black Warrior Riverkeeper plans to work to ensure that any future permit addresses the serious and demonstrated risks to this important drinking water source.

This permit is inadequate for protection of the river and drinking water, and we believe the coal mine operator is not up to the task of meeting permit limits. We have documented many violations at Drummond coal mines in recent years.  Should permit violations occur at this mine, we are confident ADEM will not take effective enforcement action to hold Drummond accountable to the law and deter future violations.

In opposition to the ADEM NPDES permit, Black Warrior Riverkeeper has supplied expert testimony about how this mine’s pollution discharges would harm the river and drinking water.  Dr. Robert Angus, a professor in the Biology Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, testified, “ADEM’s exemption of iron, manganese, and TSS from almost all precipitation events, and failure to include limits on TDS, sulfate, chlorides, aluminum and other heavy metals at all, will cause a violation of Alabama’s water quality standards because of its harm to fish and wildlife in the Mulberry Fork and its tributaries.”

According to the Expert Report of Warner Golden, P.E., a Senior Engineer and Partner with environmental consulting firm NewFields, “The entire [1,773 acre] site will discharge approximately 3,187 tons of sediment into downstream wetlands and the Mulberry Fork.  This is the equivalent of 160 dump trucks of sediment resulting from one storm event.”  While such a discharge might meet the legal requirements of ADEM’s NPDES permit, it will nonetheless do great harm to the river and greater Birmingham-area drinking water.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper has asked the UA System not to rely on ADEM’s and ASMC’s judgment; the permits they issued are not sufficiently protective of water quality.  Dr. Arthur Benke, UA Professor of Biological Sciences, remarked in a Crimson White article, “it is fortunate that The University of Alabama owns much of this land and has the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of long-term stewardship rather than short term profit.  I hope the University will see the wisdom in putting a stop to the proposed activity.”

Shepherd Bend is a large bend in the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River.  This area of the river is forested with native tress, home to many forms of wildlife, has been hunted by generations of locals, and is frequented here by fishermen, boaters, recreators, swimmers, and wildlife watchers.  A much better use for this bend in the river than a strip mine is to leave it as it is.  Shepherd Bend is an incredibly scenic and special place and it deserves to stay that way.  As a piece of public/private property, Shepherd Bend can continue to perform multiple valuable functions – allowing nature to thrive, locals to relax, and visitors access to enjoy a natural slice of Walker County.

Our opposition will persist until UA System Trustees announce they will never lease or sell land and mineral rights for coal mining at Shepherd Bend.  We are asking UA Trustees to oppose the mine now.  UA’s oft-repeated response, “The university has not been approached about leasing the land and has no current plans to lease or sell the land,”  with emphasis on the word “current,” is an inadequate response on such a pivotal issue.  UA’s inaction also bears opportunity costs for the University and its students. The media continues to highlight UA’s evasiveness, while many alumni retract support.  There is no good reason for the UA System to wait on taking a stand any longer.

 

 

Shepherd Bend Mine Opposition Coalition

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