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Coal Ash Info Session with Mobile Baykeeper

September 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mobile Baykeeper will be hosting an informative FAQ session on September 13, focused on the upcoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing concerning coal ash regulations.

The in-person hearing is scheduled for September 20 in Montgomery, with the virtual hearing taking place on September 27.

Earlier this month the EPA proposed denying Alabama’s unsafe coal-ash program for issuing permits, like the one at Plant Barry, because ADEM has failed to meet federal safety standards.

The session aims to provide the community with essential information and insights to actively participate in the public hearing process. With enough public support, we can convince EPA regulators to finalize this proposal and ensure that Alabama’s people and rivers get the same protections as other people in the Southeast.

The EPA’s public hearing represents a crucial opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns, share perspectives, and contribute to the protection of our waterways from industrial pollution.

Event Details:

Date: September 13, 2023

Time: 5PM-6PM

Location: Baykeeper Office (250C Government Street, Mobile AL 36602)

Host: Mobile Baykeeper


Key Objectives of the FAQ Session:


Education: The FAQ session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of coal ash, its potential impacts on the environment and public health, and the significance of EPA’s role in regulating its disposal.

Public Hearing Process: Participants will gain insights into the structure of the EPA public hearing, including how to register to speak, submit written comments, and effectively communicate their concerns and opinions to regulatory authorities.

Advocacy Tips: Mobile Baykeeper experts will share tips and strategies for delivering impactful testimonies and written comments, empowering attendees to advocate confidently for stronger coal ash regulations.

The FAQ session is open to all community members, citizens, and stakeholders who seek to understand the intricacies of the coal ash issue and play an active role in shaping responsible regulations.

To register for the event, please RSVP here.

You can find more information about coal-ash in Alabama here.