We are currently fighting for equal rights to clean air, clean water, and equal protection of land and sacred space. We are fighting against factory farms, mega-landfills, and state policies & practices that result in water pollution, toxic waste, and desecration of sacred space. We are managing multiple actions and campaigns towards environmental justice in Uniontown including:
- protecting sacred space from toxic waste;
- providing clean water and working sanitation;
BBC’s Officers, members and allies have worked towards clean water and working sanitation in Uniontown for 5+ years. We are currently partnering with different organizations and institutions to document access to water, wastewater failures, and industrial pollution from multiple sources. We just recently began a human rights campaign for clean water and working sanitation with the support from the US Human Rights Network. We need help demanding the City of Uniontown and ADEM to build a mechanical treatment plant, to stop the daily sewage overflows, and address the massive volumes from industrial additions. To help us achieve clean water in Uniontown, please support our Black Belt Citizens Clean Water Fund.
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 Uniontown. BBC Officers and members have worked with many groups and organization to document and research the problems at the landfill. Some of the BBC members are also complainants of a current Civil Rights Complaint led by Earthjustice against the Al Department of Environmental Management for its permitting of the landfill. This state agency also allowed heavy trespass inside a historic cemetery. On January 28, 2017, BBC began a project and partnership with the Al Sierra Club to move Uniontown beyond coal and to protect the community & New Hope Cemetery from toxic coal ash.