In a very sensible move, the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution today against the University of Alabama leasing or selling any land for the purpose of coal mining activities, that will discharge toxic wastes into the Black Warrior River directly across river from the intakes of the Birmingham Water Works.
We applaud this resolution and congratulate BWRK for their steadfast devotion to helping to make this a reality. It's one for the win column in what is sure to remain a hard fight against big coal in Alabama.
BWRK is urging concerned citizens to continue to contact the UofA and voice their opposition. Thank your riverkeepers too for looking out for you Alabama!
The UA System is on Spring Break and their UA System Office voice mail is now full.
Please relay your Shepherd Bend Mine concerns to their leadership via email today:
And please call them next week when they’re back from vacation: 205-348-5320
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