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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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  • Alabama Toxic Pollutants Petition

    Groups Petition State Commission to Impose Stricter Limits on Toxic Pollutants in Waters For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016 Contact: David Ludder: (850) 386-5671, davidaludder@enviro-lawyer.com Montgomery – Nine environmental groups have petitioned the Alabama Environmental Management Commission to adopt new or revised limits on toxic pollutants in surface waters. These limits […]

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  • Great News for the Black Warrior Waterdog

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Status & Critical Habitat for Alabama’s Black Warrior Waterdog   News Release by U.S. Fish and Wildife Service: October 5, 2016 Contacts: Denise Rowell, 251-441-6630, denise_rowell@fws.gov Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291, tom_mackenzie@fws.gov The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect the Black Warrior waterdog […]

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  • Maxine Mine Lawsuit

    Groups Sue Drummond over Abandoned Mine’s Pollution of the Locust Fork For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center, 205-745-3060, bbrock@selcal.org Eva Dillard, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Richard Webster, Public Justice, 202-630-5708, rwebster@publicjustice.net Birmingham, AL— Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. […]

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  • Sewage Pollution in Uniontown

    Take Action to End Sewage Pollution in Uniontown Take a minute to support healthy communities and clean streams.  Join our partner group Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice in asking the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to demand a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant for Uniontown, Alabama.  For […]

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  • Buffalo Springfield Tribute

    Buffalo Springfield – A Tribute: August 14 at WorkPlay Buffalo Springfield – A Tribute will raise funds for Black Warrior Riverkeeper on Sunday, August 14, 3-6pm at WorkPlay! Buy concert tickets to promote clean water: workplay.com/event/sunday-buffalo-springfield-a-tribute/#PURCHASE

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  • Save the Black Warrior 2016

    SweetWater Helps “Save the Black Warrior” in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa For Immediate Release: July 8, 2016 BIRMINGHAM / TUSCALOOSA – SweetWater Brewing Company’s annual “Save Our Water” program returns to Birmingham and Tuscaloosa in July and August to support Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization.  Sales of […]

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  • Groups Push Drummond to Fix Abandoned Mine

    Abandoned Mine Site Continues to Pollute Locust Fork Conservation Groups Pushing for Proper Treatment   For Immediate Release: June 29, 2016 Contact: Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center, 205-745-3060, bbrock@selcal.org Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Richard Webster, Public Justice, 202-630-5708, rwebster@publicjustice.net Birmingham, AL— Conservation groups filed a notice […]

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  • Fish Kill Updates

    Fish Kill at Gorgas Steam Plant on June 16   On June 16, fishermen informed Black Warrior Riverkeeper of a large fish kill at Alabama Power’s Gorgas Steam Plant on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River at its confluence with Baker’s Creek.  We investigated that day, took pictures, […]

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