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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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  • 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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  • Live Nation Recycling Fundraiser

    Live Nation Recycling Fundraiser Over the years, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre has recognized Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect the Black Warrior River watershed for the sake of public health, recreation and wildlife. We are incredibly proud to announce that the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, a Live Nation Concerts venue, will donate all funds acquired from […]

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  • Tyson Permit Public Hearing

    Take Action: Attend Public Hearing on Tyson’s Water Pollution Permit The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) will host a public hearing about Tyson Foods’ permit allowing polluted water discharges into Graves Creek and the Locust Fork from its Blountsville chicken processing plant. Please attend this hearing and help promote […]

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  • Tyson Fish Kill

    Tyson Fish Kill Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 10/22/19 update: We have been regularly checking ADEM’s website since our 9/9/19 update, including today, and there is no new information regarding ADEM’s investigation, findings, or enforcement. Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 9/9/19 update: Riverkeeper Nelson Brooke created a Google map showing ADEM’s 6/6-13 river survey and […]

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