Black River Warriorkeeper and others appealed to court to hold EPA accountable

We would like to share with you how one of our members, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, along with six other conservation groups, appealed to court in an effort to hold the EPA accountable in its duty to ensure that states are complying with clean water regulations.

In 2010, the same petitioners sent the EPA a list of issues regarding the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and its failure to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Despite the strong argument made, their petition was ultimately denied by the EPA while the ADEM continued to neglect its duties of informing citizens about water quality and discharging locations, and regulating polluters.

We therefore thank Black Warrior Riverkeeper as well as Cahaba Riverkeeper,Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper, Friends of Hurricane Creek, Sierra Club Alabama Chapter,Friends of the Locust Fork River, and Alabama Rivers Alliance, represented by attorney David Ludder, for petitioning to hold the EPA accountable.

If your organization/local watershed group is in a similar situation and would like to get in contact withBlack Warrior Riverkeeper, please contact Kimberly Williams, Coordinator of the CLEAN WATER NETWORK, at