Please support your local Waterkeeper Alliance and their efforts to protect our watersheds globally. Here in Alabama, Black Warrior Riverkeeper is all that stands between Alabama's environment and the big polluters because the state agencies and EPA Region 4 are "more or less in league with the poisoners," and unwilling to stand up to big business and enforce federal laws. Following federal CWA & CAA laws are not profit centers for business and Alabama welcomes them with wide open arms with their lax attitude towards protection of the environment.
The only environment Alabama is interested in protecting is the ability of big business to run amok in our state and grow rich from their reprehensible records of serial violations of our waterways and air quality. Our state "environmental agencies, ADEM & EMC, support themselves with the fees from these businesses emissions and discharges, resulting in a non motivational model that does nothing to reign in their toxic methods of operating.
The foxes are clearly in charge of the proverbial hen house.
BWRK stays after them and keeps Alabama's citizens informed of what is really going on as you can read in their recent newsletter below. It's an eye opener and a sober reminder of the critical need for grassroots efforts in our state.
They're the unsung heroes for Alabama's waterways and we salute their mighty efforts!
Mission statement of the Waterkeeper AllianceWaterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide. Our belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through the Waterkeeper method of grassroots advocacy.
Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world. We also continue to reach out and collaborate with other leading national and international environmental and public health organizations to serve the needs of our global network.
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BWRK Newsletter Second Half 2010
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