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  • Harvest Select Disrupts Sewage Lagoon

    Riverkeeper Asks ADEM and Uniontown to Stop Catfish Processor from Disrupting Sewage Lagoon For Immediate Release: March 17, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, (205) 458-0095, nbrooke@blackwarriorriver.org Uniontown, AL – Black Warrior Riverkeeper is asking the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and the City of Uniontown to […]

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  • Sewage Notification

    Alabama Groups Request Better Public Notification of Sewage Spills Statewide Petition Pushes for Meaningful Process to Warn and Protect Public For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: 205-458-0095, nbrooke@blackwarriorriver.org Eva Dillard, staff attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: 205-458-0095, edillard@blackwarriorriver.org Montgomery, AL— Today, nine conservation groups from […]

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  • Fish Guide

    New FISH GUIDE Program Helps Fishermen across Alabama   For Immediate Release: March 1, 2017 Contact: Justinn Overton, Executive Director, Coosa Riverkeeper: justinn@coosariver.org, 205.981.6565 BIRMINGHAM – Coosa Riverkeeper has developed a new program, FISH GUIDE, as a response to surveys conducted with more than 125+ fishermen on the Coosa River. […]

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  • Wildlife Intervention

    Conservation Groups Join Legal Battle over Protections for Endangered Wildlife For Immediate Release: February 28, 2017 Contact: Catherine Wannamaker, Southern Environmental Law Center, cwannamaker@selcsc.org, 843-720-5270 Haley McKey, Defenders of Wildlife, hmckey@defenders.org, 202-772-0247 Natalie Olson, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, natalieo@scccl.org, 843-723-8035 Charles Scribner, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, cscribner@blackwarriorriver.org, 205-458-0095 Mobile, AL—Conservation […]

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  • AirWave 2017

    AirWave Festival Benefits Three Waterkeepers March 25 For Immediate Release: February 24, 2017 Contact: Dan Morriss, Executive Producer, Morriss Entertainment: 205-612-1215, dan@mnent.us Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: 205-458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Myra Crawford, Executive Director, Cahaba Riverkeeper: 205-410-7163, info@cahabariverkeeper.org Justinn Overton, Executive Director, Coosa Riverkeeper: 205-288-7112, info@coosariver.org Lauren McCurdy, Director […]

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  • Alabama Waterkeepers Tell ADEM to Follow New Law

    Alabama’s Waterkeepers Call on ADEM to Modify 7 Sewage Plant Permits to Comply With New Law   Alabama, January 31, 2017 – Alabama’s eight Waterkeeper Alliance member organizations submitted a letter to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Protection Agency today noting that ADEM recently noticed seven […]

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  • Southern Exposure 2016 in Birmingham Public Library

    Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donate 2016 Southern Exposure films to Birmingham Public Library Update 2/1/2017: Southern Exposure DVDs are now in all Jefferson County library locations!  For press release click here. For Immediate Release: December 2, 2016 Contact: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations, Birmingham […]

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  • Public Hearing December 5 on Uniontown Sewage

    Public Hearing on Uniontown’s Failing Sewage Treatment System For Immediate Release: December 1, 2016 Press Release by Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice Contact: Ben Eaton, Vice President, Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice: 334-507-8951 On Monday December 5th at 5 PM, the City of Uniontown, Alabama […]

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  • Protect the Black Warrior Waterdog

    Take Action: Protect the Black Warrior Waterdog The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed to list the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis), a rare aquatic salamander found only in the Black Warrior River basin in Alabama, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  The FWS has […]

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  • Chilling Effect Removed for Coal Challenges

    Alabama Coalfield Citizens Win with Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lawsuit   For Immediate Release: November 3, 2016 Contact: Eva Dillard, Staff Attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, edillard@blackwarriorriver.org Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama citizens can now challenge decisions by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission without risking financial ruin.  Thanks to the settlement […]

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