The latest news involving our current issues and campaigns
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.
Mobile Baykeeper recently commented on two road projects proposing to fill wetlands and negatively impact local streams. Across Coastal Alabama, we have lost many of our wetlands and streams due to irresponsible growth, which is why we need you to take action.
At Mobile Baykeeper, we are working every day to document impacts from substandard infrastructure, hold entities accountable who threaten our natural resources, and work with local leaders to make choices that safeguard these natural resources for generations to come.
Having a plan in place for industries operating in storm surge prone locations is key to ensuring pollution is contained and does not leave the site.
Whether you want to win some prizes, make a difference, or simply enjoy the scenery, the next few weeks offer plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the fall weather on the water.
TVA agrees to dig up the coal ash at its Gallatin Plant and move it away from the river. We need Alabama Power to make the right decision and protect our quality of life in Coastal Alabama.
As we await for Hurricane Nate to pass over Coastal Alabama, we want to make sure you are fully prepared for whatever this storm may bring, including potential threats to the environment.
Due to the efforts of water advocacy organizations throughout the state, sewage plants will not have to meet tighter limits for E. coli bacteria to make it safer to swim and fish in Alabama waterways.
Thanks to those who took action and wrote letters demanding better public notification of sewer spills, ADEM has made two new tools available to the public that begin to help address the issue of notification.
The proposed deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor could have significant impacts on our natural resources, including the health of our shoreline and our marine life.
From public workshops and film screenings to litter cleanups and kayaking adventures, mark your calendars for a month jam-packed with activities as enjoy beautiful fall weather.
A lightning storm knocked out power to pumps at Daphne Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant. The outage lasted approximately 12 hours and approximately 500,000 gallons of sewage spilled into D'Olive Creek.
The dangers highlighted in this map show why Alabama Power must dig up the coal ash and move it rather than leaving it to threaten the Delta and Bay for years to come.
It is Mobile Baykeeper's firm belief that utilities must do their utmost to review their systems, determine where deficiencies exist, invest in their systems, and when a spill occurs ensure that immediate and widespread notification takes place!