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  • Rosey White joins our team

    Rosey White joins our team Welcome Rosey White, Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new AmeriCorps member! From October 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023, Rosey will assist Katie Fagan and Charles Scribner in expanding our volunteer projects, litter cleanups, and outreach across the Black Warrior River watershed. Rosey is currently obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in […]

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  • Mine No 7 Lawsuit

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues Warrior Met Coal For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022 Contact:  Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper:  (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Birmingham, AL — Black Warrior Riverkeeper has sued Warrior Met Coal in federal court for discharging polluted wastewater from Mine No. 7 at locations that have not been permitted. The […]

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  • Victory Finalized at Maxine Mine

    Victory: Approved Consent Decree Requires Cleanup of Drummond’s Maxine Mine Site For immediate release: August 11, 2022 Contact: Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center, 205-745-3060, [email protected] Charles Scribner, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] Jim Hecker, Public Justice, 703-302-0507, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a major victory for the health of […]

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  • 11 Groups Demand New ADEM Director

    Eleven Conservation Groups Call for ADEM Director’s Resignation or Termination Black Warrior Riverkeeper Demands New Leadership in Lance LeFleur’s Annual Job Evaluation   For Immediate Release: July 30, 2018 Contact: Eva Dillard, Staff Attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The bribery and corruption trial U.S. v. Gilbert, […]

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  • Waterkeepers Alabama Spanish Animation

    Back in 2020, Michael Lynn Animation Studio and Michael’s interns at Cornerstone College generously donated an animated introduction for Waterkeepers Alabama. In 2022, Cristina Almanza, a member of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Advisory Council, generously donated her translation skills to make this Spanish voiceover version: youtube.com/watch?v=yYyJCTLTpvU. Special thanks to Coosa Riverkeeper […]

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  • New AmeriCorps Position 2022-2023

    Now Recruiting: AmeriCorps Position for 2022-2023 Black Warrior Riverkeeper is recruiting an AmeriCorps Member through the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in our Volunteer Program. This program directly supports our mission to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Available Position: AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Program The […]

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  • Public Conference on the No. 5 Mine

    Take Action: Stop Coal Mine from Contaminating a Birmingham Drinking Water Source and Threatening Rare Turtle Species The Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) is considering the revision (R-5) of a coal mining permit for the No. 5 Mine. This mine is permitted to discharge wastewater from surface coal mining activities […]

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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, [email protected] Tuscaloosa – On Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 P.M., Black Warrior […]

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  • Mine No 7 NOIS

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Intends to Sue Warrior Met Coal and MRC-FG For Immediate Release: June 21, 2022 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Eva Dillard, Staff Attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Birmingham, AL — Today, Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed a notice of intent to […]

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  • Munson Intern 2022

    Alabama Student wins Munson scholarship for Black Warrior Riverkeeper internship For Immediate Release: May 26, 2022 Contact: Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation has awarded Seth Self, a rising senior studying public relations at The University of Alabama, […]

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