Alabama’s Black Warrior River is recognized for its beauty, outstanding recreational opportunities, rare aquatic species, and as a major drinking water source for two of Alabama's largest cities. It is also home to 95 active coal mines -- the majority of Alabama’s coal mines.
Poor mining regulation allows muddy water, toxic metals, and acid mine drainage to pollute the river and clean water for hundreds of thousands of people.
Take action now:
Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to stop rubber-stamping mining permits and close permitting loopholes that let big polluters damage streams and wetlands without local citizens having an opportunity to voice their concerns about the impacts these mines have on water quality, public health, and the environment.