Clarification of the intention of the University System with regard to the Shepherd Bend site

The Faculty Senate of the University of Alabama received inquiries from the faculty with regard to rumors of the development of a surface coal mine on a UA-owned property, the Shepherd Bend Mine site. In response to these rumors, the Presidents of the Faculty Senates of UA, UAB and UAH and the Student Government Presidents of UAB and UAH wrote to Chancellor Witt requesting a clarification of the University System’s intentions with regard to the development of the site. The letter to Chancellor Witt and his response are as follows.

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