Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BFP Announcements: Lands Unsuitable for Coal Mining Petition

BFP Announcements: Lands Unsuitable for Coal Mining Petition:   TAKE ACTION!   Your voice is needed at a public hearing on: Black Warrior Riverkeeper's Lands Unsuitable for Coal...TAKE ACTION!

 
Your voice is needed at a public hearing on:

Black Warrior Riverkeeper's Lands Unsuitable for Coal Mining Petition
Tuesday, July 9th
1:00-3:30 pm

Activity Room, Community Health Systems Building
204 19th Street East #100 | Jasper, AL 35501 (map)

Please help us turn out a large volume of people for this important hearing by spreading the word and recruiting others to come!  The ASMC set the public hearing time during work hours, when most Alabamians will be at work and unable to attend.  While we have requested a more convenient hearing time, they will not budge.  Stand up for clean water and make your voice heard. 
Those who wish to speak must register with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) by Friday, July 5 before 4:30 pm CST.  Register to speak by calling the "lands unsuitable petition coordinator" at (205) 221-4130 between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

At stake is protecting a major water source for the greater Birmingham area, which supplies drinking water to around 200,000 Birmingham Water Works Board customers every day.  The petition seeks to designate 58,544 acres of land adjacent to the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River in Walker County just northwest of Birmingham, where drinking water is pumped out of the river, as off limits to coal mining.

The ASMC is holding this hearing in response to Black Warrior Riverkeeper's Petition to Designate Lands Unsuitable for Coal Mining, which was filed using citizen rights afforded by the Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act.  To see more information about the hearing and the petition, visit our website: http://blackwarriorriver.org/news/lands-unsuitable-for-mining.html 

See you at the hearing!
Nelson Brooke | Riverkeeper
Black Warrior Riverkeeper  Report Pollution online | (205) 458-0095
Waterkeeper Alliance
MEMBER




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