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Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donate 2016 Southern Exposure films to Birmingham Public Library

Keith Johnston, managing attorney of Southern Environmental Law Center in Birmingham; Sandi Lee, interim director of the Birmingham Public Library; and Charles Scribner, executive director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Photo by Roy Williams.

For the second consecutive year, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper have partnered to donate to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) 19 “Southern Exposure” DVDs educating the public about Alabama’s natural resources.

Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has donated each of BPL’s 19 locations one DVD copy of the 2016 edition of “Southern Exposure,” a series of documentary shorts on various Alabama environmental topics by independent filmmakers. Read more about the films at A year ago, SELC and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donated 57 DVDs, copies of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of “Southern Exposure.”


Public Hearing on Uniontown’s Failing Sewage Treatment System

Freetown Creek fouled by sewage overflows on November 20, 2016. Photo by Kimberly Brothers.City of Uniontown and Sentell Engineering Announce Public Hearing on Decades-Old Sewage Disaster

On Monday December 5th at 5 PM, the City of Uniontown, Alabama and Sentell Engineering will hold a public hearing at the Uniontown City Hall auditorium to update residents on plans to address Uniontown’s wastewater treatment system. Following the 5 PM hearing, the City of Uniontown will hold its regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 6 PM.


Amendment 2 passes, Alabama voters protect state parks

Voters passed Amendment 2, voicing their support for Alabama's state parks and their desire to protect them from further budget crises.

"Tonight, Alabamians made it clear they saw through confusing ballot language and widespread misinterpretations and understood that state parks need to be able to keep the money they earn," said Tammy Herrington, Executive Director of Conservation Alabama. "We know that state parks are vitally important to our communities, and the voters demonstrated that tonight by passing Amendment 2."


Alabamians Overwhelmingly Support State Parks

In a poll conducted this summer, broad support for Alabama’s state parks was demonstrated by likely voters of all ages, education levels, political preferences, and geographic areas. Eighty-nine percent of respondents said that funding for Alabama’s state parks should either increase or stay the same, and 67 percent say that Alabama does an excellent or good job of managing our parks. Just over a quarter of respondents say they visit state parks at least once a month.


Alabama's Riverkeepers on Colonial Pipeline Explosion

Alabama Riverkeepers Respond to Latest Colonial Pipeline Disaster in Alabama

Alabama Riverkeepers completed a preliminary investigation of waterways surrounding the site of the latest Colonial pipeline accident near Helena, Alabama. Thanks to the rapid response of first responders, the Cahaba River and its tributaries were protected from gasoline spill impacts. This is the sixth incident in Alabama involving the Colonial pipeline in 2016.


Alabama Coalfield Citizens Win with Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Lawsuit

Alabama citizens can now challenge decisions by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission without risking financial ruin. Thanks to the settlement of a lawsuit filed by  Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization, citizens no longer risk the imposition of  attorneys’ fees and costs when exercising their rights under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (“SMCRA”).


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