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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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  • 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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