Black Warrior Riverkeeper has filed public comments in an appeal of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission’s denial of its petition to designate areas near the Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork drinking water intake as lands unsuitable for surface coal mining. The nonprofit clean water advocacy organization’s effort to ensure clean, safe and affordable drinking water for the Birmingham area recently gained major allies, as three nationally recognized experts on this topic submitted a joint letter in support of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s appeal.
Alabama: A Rising Green Leader
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West Virginia Chemical Spill
If the recent chemical spill in West Virginia made you wonder about the safety of your drinking water supply, I don’t blame you. Over half of Alabamians get their drinking water from rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Alabama has not historically placed a priority on protecting drinking water, meaning contamination is just an accident away.
The Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 20 on appeals of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lands Unsuitable for Coal Mining Petition. The hearing will start at 10:00 AM in the Activity Room of the Community Health Systems Building (204 19th St. East #100 - Jasper, AL 35501).
Thursday, February 6 at 8pm, Epiphany will host a Farm to Table Dinner to raise money for Black Warrior Riverkeeper and awareness for local food and beverages. Tuscaloosa’s “farm-to-fork” restaurant since 2003, Epiphany (519 Greensboro Ave) will feature discounted beers from Druid City Brewing including an exclusive new wheat brew made with Snow’s Bend Farm strawberries.
Federal, State Agencies Announce $3.7 million to Restore Alabama Natural Resources Part of a $5 million Settlement with BASF Following Pesticide Releases
Four federal and state trustee agencies have announced $3.7 million in funds following a natural resource damages settlement to restore natural resources and habitats harmed by hazardous substances released from a manufacturing site in McIntosh, Ala.