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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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  • Victory for Public Health and Public Participation!

    On April 18th the Environmental Management Commission passed a rule change that will reduce the allowable cancer risk levels in Alabama’s waterways from 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 1 million! This initiative was first brought to the Commission’s attention by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, and 16 […]

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  • Waterkeeper Wins Mercury Battle

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE D.C. Circuit Court Declares EPA’s Mercury Rule Illegal Waterkeeper Wins Mercury Battle Irvington, New York (February 8, 2008) – In a complete victory for public and environmental health, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today invalidated a pair of EPA rules that would […]

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  • The Rescue of Lou

    The Rescue of Lou You never know what you are going to find during a cleanup. Sometimes it’s trash that has been there for decades, sometimes it’s creepy dolls, and sometimes it’s something completely unexpected. A year ago today, we found a dog! Meet Lou! We found Lou on October […]

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  • TONS of Good News as We Turn 20

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, Black Warrior Riverkeeper launched exactly 20 years and 2 months ago. Our website now features a continually updated timeline of our milestones since September 25, 2001: blackwarriorriver.org/timeline/. I cannot thank you enough for helping keep us afloat for two decades and propelling us to a whole […]

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  • Top Scientists Oppose Coal Mines Near Drinking Water Source

    Eminent Scientists Join Riverkeeper Effort to Prevent Coal Mines Near Birmingham Water Source For Immediate Release    February 28, 2014 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, Ala. – Black Warrior Riverkeeper has filed public comments in an appeal […]

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  • Top Student Earns Grant

    UA PR Student Earns Grant for Riverkeeper Internship For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: Hope Runyan, Public Relations Intern, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Hope Runyan, a senior at The University of Alabama, has received a grant […]

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  • Toxic Chemicals Report

    Nearly Ten Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped in Alabama’s Rivers For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 Alabama – A recent analysis of data reported by industry indicates that nearly ten million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Alabama’s rivers in […]

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  • Tuscaloosa Sewage Intervention

    Tuscaloosa ignores chronic sewage spills, groups join state lawsuit For immediate release: October 2, 2023 Contact: Terah Boyd, SELC, 678-234-7990, [email protected] Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] John Wathen, Friends of Hurricane Creek, 205-310-3739, [email protected]  TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Friends of Hurricane Creek, represented by the Southern […]

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  • Tuscaloosa Sportsman’s Expo

    Tuscaloosa Sportsman’s Expo We are excited to have a booth at 95.3 The Bear’s Tuscaloosa Sportsman’s Expo at The University of Alabama’s Bryant Conference Center on July 12 and 13. If you are an Outdoors Enthusiast you should attend! For more information, click here.

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