Saving Shepherd Bend

Take a closer look at the controversial Shepherd Bend coal mine, a massive strip mine proposed on the Black Warrior River northwest of Birmingham, Alabama. Among other threats, the mine would discharge pollution into the river just 850 feet away from a drinking water intake that serves some 200,000 people in the Birmingham area.

Take Action: Sign petitions to permanently stop the Shepherd Bend Mine from polluting Birmingham's water, and pressure the University of Alabama not to lease or sell their land by contacting UA leaders and local elected officials.

Learn more about the threats coal mining activities pose to Alabama's waterways.

About the Director

Rebecca Marston received a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Media Studies in the UAB University Honors Program in 2013, and is interested in creating films about science and the environment.

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