Water is Life series with ARA + partners!

Join us the second Tuesday of each month from noon – 1 pm for the Water is Life Zoom Talk series! We highlight the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We even have a few river and Alabama history lessons thrown in! The Alabama Rivers Alliance and our partners are always thinking about clean water and we know it means many things to many people in Alabama, that’s why we launched our new Water is Life webinar series on Rivers of Alabama Day in 2020!


September 12 from noon – 1 pm

Water is Life: Move Your Ash with Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Mobile Baykeeper and Sierra Club.

For years, advocates have been sounding alarm bells about the dangers of coal ash sitting in groundwater in unlined pits alongside our rivers and even threatening our drinking water sources. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) created a dangerous plan to permanently store toxic coal ash in these unlined pits – violating federal standards. Thankfully, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not stepping back. They have proposed denying ADEM’s coal ash program in order to uphold protective federal standards and will be hosting two public hearings to hear from communities. This is a landmark moment and the first proposed denial of an inadequate state coal ash permit program. It’s our chance to stand up for our waterways, our health, and our communities.

Virtual and in-person commenters from Alabama and beyond are essential. We need to demonstrate broad and deep public support for EPA’s denial of Alabama’s dangerous state program. EPA’s decision has implications for communities nationwide. Join us virtually as Water is Life returns with ARA, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Mobile Baykeeper and Sierra Club on Tuesday, September 12. We’ll discuss this important opportunity in the fight to move coal ash away from our waterways!  Click here to register.



Watch any of the past Water is Life Zoom Talks either by clicking here or by selecting from the pull down menu in the player below.