Mobile-Tensaw Delta

5 Water-based Activities Around Mobile Bay

5 Water-based Activities Around Mobile Bay

Mobile Baykeeper is dedicated to keeping Mobile Bay clean - that means swimmable, fishable, and fun-able! Check out these five ways you can enjoy our waterways this weekend.

Flooding in the Delta Highlights Threat of Catastrophic Coal Ash Spill

Flooding in the Delta Highlights Threat of Catastrophic Coal Ash Spill

Alabamians deserve clean water just as much as other citizens in the Southeast. Leaving toxic coal ash within a few hundred feet of a major river that is prone to severe flooding is simply nowhere near protective enough. Mobile Baykeeper will fight ardently for coal ash removal until Alabama Power commits to dig it up and move it so Mobile Bay, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, our local economy, and our communities are safe.

Flooding in the Delta Highlights Threat of Catastrophic Coal Ash Spill

(Mobile, Ala.) - On January 7 2019, during the height of flooding in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Mobile Baykeeper staff flew with SouthWings over the Delta to observe Alabama Power’s 597-acre unlined coal ash pit. More than 21 million tons of toxic coal ash in the pit is only held back by an earthen (dirt) dam and views from the air and the river show flood water dangerously covering as much as 15 feet of the 25 foot dam. 

New Rule Threatens Important Protections for Wetlands, Creeks, and Groundwater

(Mobile, Ala.) - A proposed rule change announced today would strip the Clean Water Act of important protections. Analysis by the Southern Environmental Law Center and the EPA shows the proposal would remove critical safeguards from nearly 60% of Alabama’s 130,000+ miles of creeks and 75% of the state’s wetlands.

Catching Up on Coal Ash: Why The Dam at Plant Barry is Unsafe

Catching Up on Coal Ash: Why The Dam at Plant Barry is Unsafe

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.

3 Ways to Get on the Water This Fall

3 Ways to Get on the Water This Fall

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. 

5 Events in September You Don't Want to Miss

5 Events in September You Don't Want to Miss

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. 

Alabama Power Releases Coal Ash Inundation Map Highlighting Potential Dangers Faced in Mobile-Tensaw Delta

Alabama Power Releases Coal Ash Inundation Map Highlighting Potential Dangers Faced in Mobile-Tensaw Delta

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.