The latest news involving our current issues and campaigns
The Corps is studying plans to deepen and widen the Mobile Ship Channel. Currently the study concludes “no impacts” will result from deepening and widening the Mobile Ship Channel. After speaking with local experts, community members, and doing our own research - the study is inadequate and likely underestimates the impacts to our precious natural resources. We need you to take action and submit comments by 5pm, Monday Sept 17th.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting on the proposed deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor Ship Channel on Sept. 11th. Check out these talking points so you can come to the meeting prepared. Your attendance is important!
Everything you need to know about Swim Guide, water quality testing, bacteria levels, and more.
If the dam broke, it would release more than 21 million tons of toxic coal ash into the heart of the Delta, a volume 20 times larger than the oil spilled from BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. We don’t want to see another disaster strike the Gulf Coast. Covering this leaking unlined pond near the Mobile River is irresponsible and threatens the health of our community, economy, and environment.
The Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council is hosting a back to basics, in-depth discussion on restoration on Wednesday, July 18th. This workshop will teach you how the Trustees, as well as our state and federal agencies are working to restore the Gulf with oil spill funding.
One of our main findings in the coal ash report was groundwater pollution at Plant Barry, located on the Mobile River in the heart of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
Our goal in this campaign is simple - we want Alabama Power to do the right thing and move the coal ash out of our water.
Mobile Baykeeper’s number one priority is the safety and health of our members and the community. We will always defer to the more protective test results and therefore at this time we are still advising swimmers to exercise caution at the Fairhope Beach.
We received many questions about our water quality e-mail on Friday - and hope this better clears things up.
Thanks to the help of a number of concerned citizens, the City of Fairhope recently discovered a breach in the outfall line from the sewage treatment plant. This is alarming because the breach is allowing treated sewage to discharge approximately 475 feet from the shore into Mobile Bay in only 3-4 feet of water.
Mobile Baykeeper has once again discovered ongoing violations by Daphne Utilities. With Daphne Utilities releasing nearly three million gallons of partially treated sewage every day in January, the 4000% violation of legally allowable bacteria levels amounts to approximately 4.6 trillion colonies of bacteria above the legal limit being released into Mobile Bay during the month.
Mobile Baykeeper's detailed pollution report highlights coal ash pollution and dam safety concerns at Alabama Power's Plant Barry on the Mobile River
The Alabama RESTORE Council recently selected more than $300 million in BP Projects for Coastal Alabama. While we're glad to see many of the projects that were selected, we also feel there was a lot of money that could have been used elsewhere.
Preliminary groundwater data shows high levels of pollutants at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry, a 600-acre coal ash pond located adjacent to the Mobile River in North Mobile County.
Apart from the community cleanups and litter-free Mardi Gras campaign, there's a lot of work we're doing behind the scenes on One Mile Creek to assess just exactly how much of an impact we are making.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a very important meeting concerning the deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor. Here's why you need to attend...
Mobile Baykeeper has discovered additional violations against Daphne Utilities after filing a lawsuit against the utility on December 19, 2017.
Last month, we filed a lawsuit against Daphne Utilities for not reporting sewage spills and violating the Clean Water Act. Here’s everything you need to know to get caught up:
Chilly temperatures in the low 30s didn't stop more than 300 community members from coming together to give back to the community and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The utility has failed to comply with its permit by falsely reporting, failing to report, and underreporting sewer spills into local rivers, creeks, and bays.
AmeriCorps Members Angelica Howard and Leslie Revel, also known as the "SWAMP Ladies", recap their first few months at the helm of our rapidly expanding watershed awareness and monitoring program.
Significant problems have plagued oyster harvesting in Portersville Bay for years and water quality remains a major issue in the area. ADEM now has the opportunity to solve many of the problems facing Portersville Bay and its water quality issues affecting oyster harvesting. This can only take place if ADEM works with other agencies, local businesses – especially the seafood industry and aquaculture – and local citizens and includes all relevant studies and data in the permitting process.
On September 19, we filed a 60-day notice of intent (NOI) to sue Daphne Utilities for several violations under the Clean Water Act, including falsely reporting sewer spills and failing to report sewer spills. Learn everything you need to know about this pending lawsuit in our "Frequently Asked Questions" blog.
We promised volunteers our Marine Debris Removal on One Mile Creek would not be “your average cleanup,” and it certainly lived up to its name! This event served as the official kickoff for a two-year grant we received from NOAA to help Mobile “Move Toward a Litter-Free Mardi Gras”.
The Bayou La Batre sewer plant NPDES permit is being reissued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The public can comment on this permit until Friday 11/10.
Mobile Baykeeper is writing comments centered around one main idea; the permit needs to be protective of oyster farming!
We encourage you to submit your own comments about the permit to ADEM.
Thanks to the amazing response from the community and comments by Mobile Baykeeper the project was modified. The sewer line that is now in place was "hung" from the County Road 32 bridge, where a break or spill would be obvious and quickly fixed, a WIN for clean water and Fish River community members! This victory is clear proof that YOU can affect change!
With 266 volunteers in attendance and 4,432 snails collected, this apple snail roundup was certainly one for the Baykeeper record books.