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  • Toxic Chemicals Report

    Nearly Ten Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in Alabama’s Rivers For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: info@blackwarriorriver.org, 205-458-0095 Alabama – A recent analysis of data reported by industry indicates that nearly ten million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Alabama’s rivers in […]

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  • Sewage Permits Improve

    Alabama Sewage Permits Become More Protective of Citizens Waterkeepers Successful in Push for Better Bacteria Regulations For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095; info@blackwarriorriver.org Alabama – Sewage plants in Alabama will now have to meet tighter limits for E. coli bacteria in order […]

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  • New Riverkeeper Newsletter

     New Black Warrior Riverkeeper Newsletter Click here to read Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new newsletter!  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 would like […]

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  • Sewage Spill Notification Tools

    Groups React to ADEM’s New Sewage Spill Notification Tools For Immediate Release: August 31, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, nbrooke@blackwarriorriver.org BIRMINGHAM, AL – As part of an overall effort to improve reporting and public notification of sewage overflows, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has released […]

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  • Coal Ash Maps

    Alabama Power Coal Ash Maps Illustrate Potential Danger to River and Public FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2017 CONTACT: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, nbrooke@blackwarriorriver.org (Birmingham, AL) – Alabama Power recently released coal ash inundation maps for five of its power plants in Alabama, including all three power plants located […]

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  • Top Student Earns Grant

    UA PR Student Earns Grant for Riverkeeper Internship For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: Hope Runyan, Public Relations Intern, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: runyan.hope@gmail.com, 205-458-0095 Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: info@blackwarriorriver.org, 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Hope Runyan, a senior at The University of Alabama, has received a grant […]

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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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  • 15th Anniversary

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary: June 15 on the Bama Belle “Cruisin’ on the River”– Beer, Food, Tunes and a Sunset Cruise For Immediate Release: May 22, 2017 Contact: Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Tuscaloosa – On Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 P.M., Black Warrior […]

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  • Appeal to Hold EPA Accountable

    Alabama Conservation Groups Appeal to Court to Hold EPA Accountable For Immediate Release: May 2, 2017 Contact: Mitch Reid, Alabama Rivers Alliance: 205.322.6395, mreid@alabamarivers.org David Ludder: 850.386.5671, davidaludder@enviro-lawyer.com BIRMINGHAM, AL — Seven conservation groups from across Alabama have petitioned the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to review the process undertaken […]

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  • Forever Wild Under Attack Again

    Take Action: Forever Wild is Under Attack Again Tell your state legislators today to vote NO on HB 502: conservationalabama.org/action/#/14 Legislators are once again attempting to dismantle Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust program. HB 502 proposes a constitutional amendment that would require the Forever Wild Land Trust to pay counties […]

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