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Victory for Alabama Coalfield Citizens (11/19/2016)
https://www.americanrivers.org/2016/11/victory-alabama-coalfield-citizens/

Alabama Coalfield Citizens Win with Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lawsuit (11/3/2016)
http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/news/alabama/16492-alabama-coalfield-citizens-win-with-black-warrior-riverkeeper-s-lawsuit

Mining Battles Continue along the Black Warrior (7/8/2016)
https://americanrivers.org/2016/07/mining-battles-continue-along-black-warrior/

Alabama Coal: Strip Mine Proposal Halted on Mulberry Fork (8/6/2015)
http://appvoices.org/2015/08/06/appalachian-coal-strip-mine-proposal-in-northern-alabama/

Shepherd Bend Permit Not Renewed (7/1/2015)
http://www.cw.ua.edu/article/2015/07/shepherd-bend-permit-not-renewed

Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine Once and For All! (6/24/2015)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/stop-the-shepherd-bend-mine-once-and-for-all/

In no mood to celebrate: Birmingham Water Works Board member still suspicious of mining industry even after company drops plan (6/24/2015)
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/06/in_no_mood_to_celebrate_birmin.html

Coal mining permit not renewed for Shepherd Bend (6/24/2015)
http://www.cw.ua.edu/article/2015/06/coal-mining-permit-not-renewed-for-shepherd-bend

Shepherd Bend decision shows coal industry struggles, mining commission director says (6/24/2015)
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/shepherd_bend_decision_shows_coal.html

Controversial Shepherd Bend mining operation canceled (6/20/2015)
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/29367337/shepherd-bend-web-story

Drummond Co. won’t renew mining permit for project in Walker County (6/19/2015)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20150619/news/150619637

Drummond Co. will not renew mining permits at Shepherd Bend (6/19/2015)
http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2015/06/19/drummond-co-will-not-renew-mining-permits-at.html

Drummond Company not renewing Shepherd’s Bend mining permit (6/19/2015)
http://www.abc3340.com/story/29364773/drummond-company-not-renewing-shepherds-bend-mining-permit

Drummond says it will not renew controversial coal mining permit for Shepherd Bend (6/19/2015)
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/drummond_says_it_will_not_rene.html

City of Warrior asks University of Alabama to stop Shepherd Bend Mine (1/3/2015)
http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/news/alabama/12689-city-of-warrior-asks-university-of-alabama-to-stop-shepherd-bend-mine

Alabama Supreme Court: Jefferson County Judge will hear Birmingham appeal of Shepherd Bend mine permit (12/19/2014)
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/12/alabama_supreme_court_jefferso.html

Outdoor outfitter Orvis presents Black Warrior Riverkeeper with grant at new Birmingham store (10/29/2014)
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/10/outdoor_outfitter_orvis_presen.html

Area Riverkeeper Discusses Shepherd Bend (10/21/2014)
http://cw.ua.edu/article/2014/10/area-riverkeeper-discusses-shepherd-bend-

Opposition Mounting to Coal Mine on Black Warrior River (9/29/2014)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/opposition-mounting-to-coal-mine-on-black-warrior-river

Shepherd Bend Mine Update: Southeast Green Radio Interview (9/3/2014)
http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/seg-features/speaking-of-green/season-5/12082-update-on-proposed-shepherd-bend-mine

ADEM should listen to public opposition and deny permit to Shepherd Bend Mine (8/29/2014)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/08/adem_deny_bend_permit.html

ADEM holds meeting on mining near Black Warrior River (8/29/2014)
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/26401894/adem-holds-meeting-on-mining-near-black-warrior-river

ADEM to host hearing Thursday on Shepherd Bend Mine (8/28/2014)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140827/news/140829570

Public hearing set on controversial mine on Black Warrior River (8/27/2014)
http://wiat.com/2014/08/27/public-hearing-set-on-controversial-mine-on-black-warrior-river/

ADEM sets hearing for controversial Shepherd Bend Mine on Black Warrior River for Aug 28 (7/23/2014)
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/07/adem_sets_public_hearing_regar.html

Iron City Birmingham to host Father’s Day Beer Dinner with Trim Tab Brewing (6/9/2014)
http://www.examiner.com/article/iron-city-birmingham-to-host-father-s-day-beer-dinner-with-trim-tab-brewing

American Rivers: Guest Blog by Charles Scribner (4/23/2014)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/university-alabama-faces-pressure-protect-drinking-water-birmingham/

Black Warrior Riverkeeper concerns over proposed strip mine (1/20/2014)
http://www.abc3340.com/story/24499847/black-warrior-riverkeeper-concerns-over-proposed-strip-mine

American Rivers: Black Warrior River Mining Petition Denied in Flawed Decision (11/5/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/black-warrior-mining-petition-denied/

Reaction to coal mine ruling (10/29/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/news/reaction-to-coal-mine-ruling

Alabama Surface Mining Commission rejects petition by Black Warrior Riverkeeper to ban mining in Shepherd Bend area (10/28/2013)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/10/alabama_surface_mining_commiss_2.html

Do you mine? Public opinion serves as final factor. (10/9/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/10/09/do-you-mine-public-opinion-serves-as-final-factor/

UAH Student Government Association implores UA System leaders to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/25/2013)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/09/student_government_at_universi.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Video of ABC 33/40 interview about Shepherd Bend Mine and the “Save Our Water” program (7/25/2013)
http://www.abc3340.com/video?clipId=9130454&topVideoCatNo=192296&autoStart=true

Widow of slain mine union leader speaks out about Alabama’s Drummond Company in Columbia (7/16/2013)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2013/07/drummond.html#incart_river_default

Alabama Coal Billionaire Battles Murder Suits as Prices Ebb:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/alabama-billionaire-battles-murder-suits-as-prices-ebb.html

Hardball on the Black Warrior River puts Birmingham on its heels (John Archibald, Birmingham News) (7/10/2013)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/07/hardball_on_the_black_warrior.html

Protecting Our Waters (Anniston Star Editorial) (7/4/2013)
http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/23046227/article-Editorial–Protecting–our-waters?instance=home_opinion

SweetWater Brewery Partners with Black Warrior Riverkeeper (7/3/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/07/03/sweetwater-brewery-partners-with-black-warrior-riverkeeper/

Save Our Water (WVUA TV Video) (7/2/2013)
http://www.wvuatv.com/content/black-warrior-river

Date and time set for Mulberry mining (6/5/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/2013/06/05/date-and-time-set-for-hearing-on-mulberry-mining/

“And Justice for All” by Rev. Anthony Johnson (5/29/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/blog/and-justice-for-all-in-continued-opposition-to-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

Titusville Community urges UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (5/18/2013)
http://bfppressreleases.blogspot.it/2013/05/titusville-community-resolution-urges.html

Its a matter of pride. School Pride (5/15/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jblate-20130515-its-a-matter-of-pride.html

Shepherd Bend on Mulberry Fork not a good place to mine coal (Birmingham News Opinion) (5/3/2013)
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/05/sheperd_bend_on_mulberry_fork.html

Save the Solitude of Shepherd Bend (4/25/2013)
http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jblate-20130425-save-the-solitude-of-shepherds-bend.html

Black Warrior River named in Top 10 Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/22003140/black-warrior-river-gets

Trouble in the Water (4/17/2013)
http://weldbham.com/blog/2013/04/17/trouble-in-the-water/

Black Warrior River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers by National Environmental Group (4/17/2013)
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/04/black_warrior_river_named_one.html

Black Warrior River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
http://www.cbs42.com/2013/04/17/black-warrior-river-named-one-of-nations-most-endangered-rivers/

Plight of Black Warrior River gaines national spotlight (4/17/2013)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2013/04/new-post/

Endangered: Black Warrior River placed at Number 7 on American Rivers list (4/17/2013)
http://cw.ua.edu/2013/04/17/endangered-black-warrior-river/

Black Warrior River 7th Most at Risk (4/17/2013)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20130417/news/130419800?p=1&tc=pg

Earthbound’s Earthfest event pressures UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (4/9/2013)
http://www.magiccitypost.com/community/earthbounds-earthfest-concert-supports-black-warrior-riverkeeper/2013-04-09

UAB Public Health Opposes Coal Mine (2/23/2013)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2013/02/uab-public-health-opposes-coal-mine

Student environmental groups target Shepherd Bend Mine (1/7/13)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/01/student_environmental_group_ta.html

Judge to have last word over Walker County strip mine planned near water works source (11/30/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/judge_to_have_last_word_over_w.html

Busy day for Birmingham Water Works: Utility speaks against strip mine and files appeal against another (11/28/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/busy_day_for_birmingham_water.html

Birmingham Water Works heading to court in renewed fight against planned Walker County strip mine (11/21/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/11/post_828.html

Big decision looms for Birmingham area drinking water (11/16/12)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/11/big_decision_looms_for_birming.html

Environmental group says Mulberry Fork site on Warrior River unsuitable for mines (9/27/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/environmental_group_says_mulbe.html

Birmingham City Council votes to oppose mine on the Mulberry Fork (9/4/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/birmingham_city_council_votes_8.html

University of Alabama System should take stance against Shepherd Bend mining (6/12/12)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/06/your_view_university_of_alabam_3.html

Birmingham Water Works Appeal challenging mine to be heard in Jasper (6/8/12)
http://mountaineagle.com/bookmark/18908974/article-Appeal+challenging+mine+to+be+heard+in+Jasper#

Cordova, at a crossroads after tornado devastation, rethinks its options (7/29/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/07/cordova_at_a_crossroads_rethin.html

Walker County residents voice worries over planned coal mine (6/29/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/06/walker_county_residents_voice.html

Birmingham Water Works appeal of coal mine permit set for August (6/7/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/06/water_works_appeal_of_coal_min.html

[RADIO] Fight Continues Over Shepherd Bend Mine (4/18/12)
http://wbhm.org/News/2012/ShepherdBendMine.html

A River Ruined Through It (3/23/12)
http://www.bwcitypaper.com/Articles-Features-i-2012-03-22-246338.113121-A-River-Ruined-Through-It.html

Shepherd Bend opponents get the UA’s attention (3/14/12)
http://weldbham.com/blog/2012/03/14/shepherd-bend-opponents-get-the-uas-attention/

SGA votes to oppose the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/27/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/02/27/sga-votes-to-oppose-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

UAB student government opposes Shepherd Bend mine (2/22/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/02/22/uab-student-government-opposes-shepherd-bend-mine/

Brewery opposes sale of land to mining company (2/3/12)
http://tuscaloosa.myfoxal.com/news/news/104977-brewery-opposes-sale-land-mining-company

6,000-signature petition protesting coal mine plan delivered to UA trustees (2/2/12)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/02/post_727.html

Petitioners at UAB seek to stop mine (1/12/12)
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/01/12/coal/

Going Green against the Shepherd Bend Mine (11/2/11)
http://studentmedia.uab.edu/2011/11/going-green-against-the-shepherd-bend-mine/

UA students protest proposed Shepherd Bend Mine (10/26/11)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20111026/news/111029827

UA groups rally against proposed Shepherd Bend mine on Black Warrior River (10/25/11)
http://blog.al.com/tuscaloosa/2011/10/ua_rally_shepherd_bend_mine.html

Put a stop to administration’s silence (10/25/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/10/25/put-a-stop-to-administrations-silence/

UA shouldn’t allow Shepherd Bend Mine (10/12/11)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20111012/NEWS/111019930

UA Could Show Hypocrisy if System Allows Shepherd Bend Mine (10/5/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/10/05/ua-could-show-hypocrisy-if-system-allows-shepherd-bend-mine/

BWRk’s take on UA’s reply to the NAACP’s Shepherd Bend Mine opposition letter (9/25/11)
http://www.mygreenbirmingham.com/2011/09/shepherd-bend-mine-update-uas-letter-to-naacp/

Coal mining proposition could have devastating effects on drinking water (9/15/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/09/15/coal-mining-proposition-could-have-devastating-effects-on-drinking-water/

UA President Witt’s response letter to the Metro-Birmingham NAACP on Shepherd Bend (9/14/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/DrWittResponseToNAACP9.14.11.pdf

Time for University of Alabama System to say no to Shepherd Bend mine (8/23/11)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2011/08/your_view_time_for_university.html

Mining upheld on Black Warrior River near water intake (8/20/11)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/mining_upheld_on_black_warrior.html

Alabama environmental commission OKs permit for coal mine on the Mulberry Fork (8/19/11)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/08/alabama_environmental_commissi.html

Appetites Growling Again for Alabama Coal (Business Alabama magazine, July 2011)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/Coal%20story%20July%202011.pdf

Riverkeeper speaks against Shepherd Bend Mine (4/20/11)
http://cw.ua.edu/2011/04/21/riverkeeper-speaks-against-shepherd-bend-mine/

UA students threaten boycott of UA Services if UA leases/sells Shepherd Bend land for mining (2/2/11)
http://blog.locustfork.net/2011/02/students-gather-pledges-to-boycott-ua-services-over-coal-mine/

Mining company no stranger to controversy (11/21/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/11/21/mining-company-no-stranger-to-controversy/

UA students warn of boycott over mine (11/16/10)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101116/NEWS/101119734

Samford students hold “teach-in” on proposed Shepherd Bend mine (11/1/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/11/samford_students_hold_teach-in.html

Panel grants permit for strip mine (10/20/10)
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101020/NEWS/101019528

After panel’s OK, opponents of strip mine say they will focus on UA as decisionmaker (10/20/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/10/strip_mine_near_birmingham_wat.html

Shepherd Bend strip mine site should be park (9/26/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/09/your_view_shepherd_bend_strip.html

It’s no joke; strip mine could get OK near drinking water source (9/25/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/09/your_view_its_no_joke_strip_mi.html

Citizens, students protest mine (9/17/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/17/citizens-students-protest-mine/

UA, UAB, other students to protest coal mine plan (9/14/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/09/ua_uab_other_students_to_prote.html

Shepherd Bend a shortsighted strip-mine location (9/12/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/12/shepherd-bend-a-shortsighted-strip-mine-location/

Proposed strip-mine is irresponsible (9/9/10)
http://cw.ua.edu/2010/09/09/proposed-strip-mine-is-irresponsible/

Afraid of damage to property from strip-mining (8/26/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/08/your_view_afraid_of_damage_to.html

Shepherd Bend mine a threat to water source (8/20/10)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/08/your_view_shepherd_bend_mine_a.html

Alabama Surface Mining Commission hears foes, supporters of Warrior River strip mine (8/19/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/alabama_surface_mining_commiss_1.html

Coal mine would strip University of its reputation (8/18/10)
http://uwire.com/2010/08/18/column-coal-mine-would-strip-university-of-its-reputation/

Mining proposal splits Alabama coal town of Cordova (8/15/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/mining_proposal_splits_an_alab.html

Will mine discharge threaten Birmingham area water? (8/15/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/will_mine_discharge_threaten_b.html

ASMC plans hearing on proposed Shepherd Bend mine on Warrior River (8/1/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/08/alabama_surface_mining_commiss.html

Birmingham Water Works letter targets Mulberry Fork mine permit (7/8/10)
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/07/birmingham_water_works_letter.html

Judge to review Walker County mining permit for its impact on water supplies (10/17/09)
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/125576733397510.xml

The board overseeing Alabama’s environmental agency needs to review how it is handling water pollution permits for coal mines (9/28/09)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2009/09/our_view_the_board_overseeing.html

ADEM turns a blind eye to results of its actions (9/16/09)
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2009/09/your_views_adem_turns_a_blind.html

Group challenges Alabama water quality enforcement near mines (9/13/09)
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/1252829763318300.xml&coll=2

BWRk files lawsuit over ADEM permit to mining company Shepherd Bend (12/23/08)
http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/123002374841940.xml&coll=2

UA mining plans upset Cordova residents (5/25/07)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/UA%20mining%20plans%20upset%20Cordova%20residents.pdf

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