Mobile Baykeeper works with citizens, civic leaders and the business and industrial community to improve our communities, protect our families and preserve the beautiful environment around us. We have found that there are solutions to environmental problems, and that by working together we can ensure that our health and natural resources – especially Mobile Bay – remain our most precious commodity.
Our priority areas include:
Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy Communities – Mobile Baykeeper has dedicated itself to this goal since the organization’s inception. We work on environmental issues that impact the health of our community and its people. By following air and water permit applications we are able to track chemicals that enter our environment, determine whether or not those chemicals affect public health, and work for their removal if needed. We strive to protect the community’s quality of life by ensuring that industry complies with existing environmental laws as well as strengthening or developing additional laws where necessary.
Responsible Government – Without responsible government, we are helpless to protect the environment and public health. It is imperative that the agencies charged with enforcing laws such as the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act do so. Mobile Baykeeper works to ensure government agencies enforce local, state and federal law. We also work to educate our leaders on the link between the health of our environment and the health of our community.
Healthy Economy – A healthy and thriving environment is what draws people to coastal Alabama, and protecting our environment is the key to a healthy economy. Investing our resources in environmental protection and restoration reap significant financial investments in the local economy. Naturally, we're for progress.