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Alabama Rivers Alliance awards SELC attorney 2019 “River Hero”

The Alabama Rivers Alliance recognized leaders from across the state at their River Celebration Awards Banquet as part of their annual Alabama Water Rally conference at Camp Beckwith earlier this month on Weeks Bay in Fairhope. As part of an evening...

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Clean water prevails in agreement with Alabama sewage treatment plant

Under a recent settlement agreement, an Alabama wastewater treatment plant with a history of violations will undertake needed upgrades. For decades, the Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant has illegally discharged polluted wastewater into Choccolocco C...

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Birmingham City Council applauded for opposition to Cahaba Beach Road project

Last week, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution to oppose Cahaba Beach Road, a proposed project which would allow the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a road and bridge through the heart of an undeveloped area that...

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Birmingham City Council Passes Resolution against Cahaba Beach Road

Birmingham, AL—Today the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution to oppose Cahaba Beach Road, a proposed project which would allow the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to build a road and bridge through the heart of an undeveloped...

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Federal Court Tosses Dam License in Favor of Better Protections for the Coosa River

Birmingham, AL—A federal court has unanimously ruled in favor of conservation groups by tossing a harmful license issued to Alabama Power for operation of seven hydroelectric dams on the Coosa River, addressing the longstanding problems the dams...

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Federal Court Rules Conservation Groups Can Proceed with Oxford Wastewater Violation Claims

Oxford, AL—A federal court has ruled that the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coosa Riverkeeper can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant. In response to a motion to dismiss filed by the Oxford Water...

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SELC, Coosa Riverkeeper File Federal Suit over Oxford Wastewater Plant Pollution

Birmingham, AL- The Southern Environmental Law Center and Coosa Riverkeeper filed a federal lawsuit today against the Oxford Waterworks and Sewer Board for ongoing violations of the Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant’s pollution discharge...

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SELC, Coosa Riverkeeper Intervene in ADEM Suit over Oxford Wastewater Pollution

Birmingham, AL—The Southern Environmental Law Center and Coosa Riverkeeper have filed a motion to intervene in the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s (ADEM) suit against the Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oxford, Alabama....

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Press Statement: SELC and ARA Support Governor’s Announcement of Alabama Water Resources Report

Montgomery, AL –The Southern Environmental Law Center and Alabama Rivers Alliance released a statement today in response to Governor Bentley’s announcement of the Alabama Water Resources Management Policy Report. “After years of advocating for a...

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Conservation Groups Urge Stronger Protections for Alabama’s Coosa River as Federal License is Reis

Conservation groups filed a federal rehearing request on July 19 over the reissued license for a series of Alabama Power hydroelectric dams on Alabama’s Coosa River. In order to reverse the dams’ significant damage to the Coosa – once one of the...

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Conservation Groups Issue Call to Action to Restore and Protect Alabama Waters

Two leading conservation organizations, the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Southern Environmental Law Center, today released a report detailing the changes needed in state policies to ensure that Alabama has clean and plentiful drinking water and...

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