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  • Tyson Fish Kill

    Tyson Fish Kill Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 5/4/20 update: On April 29, 2020, the Alabama Attorney General sued Tyson Farms, Inc. over the June 6, 2019 spill of 220,000 gallons of anaerobic wastewater into Dave Young Spring and the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. The spill killed wildlife and […]

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  • A Weird Yet Wonderful Earth Week

    A Weird Yet Wonderful Earth Week Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, What a long, strange week it’s been!  For Black Warrior Riverkeeper staff and volunteers, Earth Week normally involves several large public gatherings such as scholastic Earth Day fairs, Enviro Days at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., and our biggest annual […]

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  • New Alabama Coal Ash Website

    Regional Alliance of Environmental Advocates Launches Alabama Coal Ash Website For Immediate Release: March 25, 2020 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected] Alabama – A united network of environmental nonprofits have taken a stand against Alabama utilities’ plans to cap-in-place toxic coal ash on the banks of Alabama’s […]

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  • COVID-19 Update: How You Can Help

    COVID-19 Update: How You Can Help March 19, 2020 Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, I hope this note finds all of you well.  During my March 13 Covid-19 update, I mostly focused on what our staff would be doing while the pandemic develops locally.  Today I will relay what you […]

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  • COVID-19 and AirWave

    COVID-19 Statement and AirWave Postponement March 13, 2020 Dear Riverkeeper supporters, Facing uncertainty and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and Coosa Riverkeeper have made the decision to postpone AirWave, which was scheduled for March 21. We will monitor the pandemic’s local developments and work with […]

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  • Do not let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act

    Tell Congress: Don’t let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act! By Anna Maria Stebbins, Advocacy Legal Intern, Waterkeeper Alliance Our waterways are in trouble. A new regulation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will drastically weaken the Clean Water Act, harming public health, ecosystems, and the economy. The regulation […]

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  • AirWave 2020

    AirWave Benefits 3 Waterkeepers March 21 at Good People   UPDATE 3/13/20: AirWave is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.  Full statement here: blackwarriorriver.org/covid-19-and-airwave/  For Immediate Release: February 25, 2020 Contact: Dan Morriss, Executive Producer, Morriss Entertainment: 205-612-1215, [email protected] Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: 205-458-0095, [email protected] Myra Crawford, Executive […]

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  • Waterkeepers Alabama Launches Website

    Waterkeepers Alabama Launches Website and Interactive Map For Immediate Release: February 13, 2020 Contact: Charles Scribner, President, Waterkeepers Alabama: [email protected], (205) 458-0095 David Butler, Vice President, Waterkeepers Alabama: [email protected], (205) 874-5623 Alabama — Waterkeepers Alabama, a new coalition of Waterkeeper organizations protecting watersheds across Alabama, has launched its website.  The […]

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  • Move That Coal Ash

    Tell Alabama Power to Move their Coal Ash TAKE ACTION! Click here and tell Alabama Power to move their coal ash! Coal ash is the toxic waste that remains after coal is burned to product electricity.  It contains high concentrations of heavy metals including mercury, arsenic, selenium, chromium, and radium, […]

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  • Thankful for You

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, Although society is increasingly plagued by division, there is an essential element that can unite us: water.  When I begin my frequent presentations to groups of vastly varying backgrounds, ages, and interests, I ask audience members to raise their hands if they need clean water […]

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