Update on SB255

UPDATE March 9, 2017: Yesterday, the Alabama Rivers Alliance spoke at the agriculture committee meeting about our concerns with SB255. From our perspective, the room was clearly interested in expanding irrigation in Alabama, but no vote was taken.

We expect it to take 1-2 weeks to get our comments for much needed protections included in the bill before it comes back to the committee for a vote.

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR and let them know:

“Strong stream flow protections must be included in any new water use expansion. Alabama’s 132,000+ miles of rivers and streams deserve to be protected. Please consider Alabama Rivers Alliance’s comments when voting on SB255.”

Click here to read about the bill in the Times Daily.

If you would like additional information, please contact us at 205.322.6395.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOUR LEGISLATORS

Click here to read the Flow Fact Sheet presented to the Committee from the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

ORIGINAL POST March 7, 2017: River Defenders, we need your voice this week. There is a bill in the Senate (SB255) that will allow for landlocked farmers to access water from three of Alabama’s rivers (Tennessee, Alabama and Tombigbee) with limited restrictions.

We appreciate Senator Orr’s leadership in moving Alabama forward toward better water management and we understand that this bill is intended to address an identified need.  However, strong stream flow protections must be included in any new water use expansion.

Click here to read about the bill in the Times Daily.

Please support our comments and CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR today and let them know:

“Strong stream flow protections must be included in any new water use expansion. Alabama’s 132,000+ miles of rivers and streams deserve to be protected. Please consider Alabama Rivers Alliance’s comments when voting on SB255.”

If you would like additional information, please contact us at 205.322.6395.

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