EPA Finalizes Denial of Alabama’s Coal Ash Permitting Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2024  MOBILE, AL — In a definitive action aimed at protecting Alabamians and their waterways, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s (ADEM) coal-ash permitting program. This decision follows an extensive public comment period where thousands of Alabamians voiced their concerns about the state’s […]
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2024 Seafood Labeling Bill

Restaurants and grocery stores must now identify all seafood as “imported” or “domestic” The Seafood Labeling Bill has passed the Alabama State Senate and is poised to be signed into law. The bill requires the labeling of “imported” versus “domestic” for seafood at restaurants and grocery stores, as well as the designating of “wild-caught” versus […]
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Living Shorelines

The Problem 30-45% of Coastal Alabama’s shorelines are hardened, or bolstered by sea walls, bulkheads, or rip-rap material. But bulkheads have a limited lifespan. Even a perfectly installed bulkhead will eventually need to be replaced. Before that, property owners will often experience land sinking behind the bulkhead and holes developing. This occurs because instead of […]
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2024 SHOR Act

Take Action Tell your legislator to support your right to know if your catch is safe to eat! You deserve to know if your catch is safe to eat. Your tax dollars go to pay for the testing of fish, but few of us know the results of those tests. State Senator Name: Party: Contact: […]
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Coal Ash

It’s not every day we get to share news that marks a potentially momentous milestone in our decade-long fight to protect the Delta and Bay from coal ash. The recent announcement by Alabama Power that they plan to recycle and remove 700,000 tons of coal ash a year from Plant Barry is one such moment. […]
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Save Rabbit Creek

We have a handshake deal to protect crucial wetlands in the Dog River Watershed. Stay tuned as the deal becomes finalized. The above map is not a legal document and while outlining the approximate boundaries of the site and preservation areas it is not binding nor to scale. It is intended to give the public […]
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Reduce the Use: Plastic in Three Parts

Since 2020, Mobile Baykeeper has worked with the NOAA Marine Debris Program to educate and build awareness about the city’s litter problem and how it affects our waters, while providing solutions to local business owners about finding alternatives to single-use plastics. This program was undertaken in collaboration with Plastic Free Gulf Coast, Downtown Mobile Alliance, […]
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Get The SHOR Act Passed

Earlier this year, we challenged those of you who care about the health of our waters to no longer accept the status quo and be ready to take action. Today, we are asking you to answer that challenge. For generations, fishing has been an essential part of life along the Gulf Coast. It’s why we […]
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Remove The Coal Ash

Here’s the rundown Coal ash is the toxic byproduct of coal-burning power plants. Power plants typically mix the ash with water and dump it in massive “ponds” or pits nearby. Toxic pollutants commonly found in coal ash include heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury, selenium, chromium, and lead, which are hazardous to human health, wildlife, and waterways. A report by […]
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