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Alabama Coalfield Citizens Win with Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lawsuit
(11/3/2016)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/chilling-effect-removed-for-coal-challenges/

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Statement on Drummond’s Announcement (6/19/2015)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/drummond-shepherd-bend-mine-announcement/

Citizens Advisory Board, Representing all 99 Birmingham Neighborhoods, Votes to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (8/18/2014)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2014_PressRelease_ShepherdBendResolutionBirminghamCAB_Aug18.pdf

Shepherd Bend Mine Public Hearing August 28 (7/23/3014)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/shepherd-bend-mine-public-hearing-august-28/

Top Scientists Join Riverkeeper Effort to Prevent Coal Mines Near Drinking Water Source (2/28/2014):
https://blackwarriorriver.org/top-scientists-oppose-coal-mines-near-drinking-water-source/

Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition Denied in Flawed Decision (10/28/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_Lands%20Unsuitablefor%20MiningPetitionDenied.pdf

UAH SGA passes a Resolution urging The UA System to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (9/23/2013)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/news/uah-sga-shepherd-bend-mine-resolution.html

Titusville Community Resolution urges UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (5/18/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_TitusvilleCommunity_ShepherdBendResolution_May18.pdf

Black Warrior River joins 2013 Most Endangered Rivers (4/17/2013)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/news/black-warrior-joins-2013-most-endangered-rivers.html

UA Panhellenic Donates Greek Week Grant to Black Warrior Riverkeeper (press release includes info on Shepherd Bend) (4/10/2013)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/alabama-panhellenic-association-greek-week-grant-3/

UAB Public Health Student Association unanimously passes a resolution urging UA System Trustees to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (2/15/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_UAB_PHSA_ShepherdBendResolution_February15.pdf

UAB Graduate Student Association unanimously passes a resolution imploring the UA System to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (1/16/2013)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2013_PressRelease_UABGSAResolution_January16.pdf

Birmingham Water Works Board renews opposition to Shepherd Bend Mine through ASMC appeal (11/21/2012)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BWWB%20Media%20Advisory%20on%20Shepherd%20Bend.pdf

BWRk files a petition with the AL Surface Mining Commission to designate areas adjacent to the Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork drinking water source as lands unsuitable for surface coal mining (9/10/12)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/news/lands-unsuitable-for-mining.html

Avondale RiverFest to raise money and awareness for Shepherd Bend Mine opposition (7/21/12)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/avondale-riverfest/

UA Student Government Association Resolution Implores UA to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (2/27/12)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2012_PressRelease_AlabamaSGAResolution_February27.pdf

UAB Student Government Association Resolution Implores UA to Oppose Shepherd Bend Mine (2/9/12)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2012_PressRelease_UABUSGAResolution_February9.pdf

Protesters hand UA System 6,000 petition signatures opposing Shepherd Bend Mine (2/2/12)
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Birmingham’s breweries ask UA to stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (1/26/12)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2012/01/birminghams_breweries_ask_ua_t.html

Hearing officer gives ADEM permit a favorable recommendation, but BWRk & SELC plan to appeal if the EMC rubber stamps that decision (7/22/11)
http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/releases/2011_PressRelease_ShepherdBendMineRuling_July_22.pdf

Black Warrior River lands on annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report by national conservation group American Rivers (5/17/11)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/news/black-warrior-chosen-among-america-s-most-endangered-rivers.html

Birmingham City Council Implores UA to Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine (3/15/11)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2011/03/birmingham_city_council_implor.html

Birmingham Water Works Board announces appeal of ASMC permit (11/17/10)
https://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/BirminghamWaterWorksappealsShepherdBendMinepermit.pdf

Shepherd Bend Receives Mining Permit but Opposition Continues (10/19/10)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2010/10/shepherd_bend_receives_mining.html

Public Hearing Set for Proposed Shepherd Bend Mine (Birmingham Water Threat) (7/27/10)
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2010/07/public_hearing_set_for_propose.html

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