Our Strive For Excellence

Well y’all, we’ve done it again! After over a year of editing, revising, evaluating, discussing, voting, and submitting our robust policies, procedures, and other supporting documents… followed by seven months and three cycles of reviews later… Coosa Riverkeeper has been re-accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute for the highest standards…

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Statewide Coal Ash Website

Coosa Riverkeeper and other environmental nonprofit groups have been fighting against Alabama utilities’ plans to “cap-in-place” their coal ash ponds- a decision that puts the health and well-being of Alabamians at risk. This is certainly the case for communities located on the Coosa. The Gaston Steam located on Lay Lake…

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2017 Analysis of Toxic Release Data

Each year, we dig through tons of data to see which facilities are responsible for releasing toxics into the Coosa River.  This data is publicly available on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory database from 2017. Wait, what? How can companies legally discharge toxins into the river? The Alabama Department of…

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