BBC is currently fighting for equal rights to clean air, clean water, and equal protection of land and sacred space. BBC is fighting against factory farms, mega-landfills, and state policies and practices that result in water pollution, toxic waste, and desecration of sacred space. BBC is managing multiple actions and campaigns towards environmental justice in Uniontown including:
- Protecting Sacred Space from Toxic Waste;
BBC established itself to protect and defend the Uniontown community from toxic coal ash. From 2009 to 2010, over 4 million tons of toxic coal ash was dumped in Arrowhead Landfill. BBC Officers and members observed problems at the landfill including trespass and degradation inside New Hope Cemetery. Some of BBC’s members joined a current Civil Rights Complaint with Earthjustice against the Al Department of Environmental Management for its permitting of the landfill. Residents and members are working with several organization and institutions to protect residents and New Hope Cemetery from toxic waste.
- Providing Clean Water and Working Sanitation;
BBC’s Officers, members and allies have worked for clean water and working sanitation in Uniontown for 5+ years. BBC began a human rights campaign with the support from the US Human Rights Network in 2016. BBC is advocating for the City of Uniontown to build a mechanical treatment plant and stop the daily sewage overflows. To help Uniontown achieve clean water, BBC partnered with different organizations and institutions to document access to water, wastewater failures, and industrial pollution from multiple sources.