News Feed by State: Alabama

Governor Ivey disbands panel tasked with creating Alabama water management plan

According to a letter issued earlier this month, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has disbanded a group of six state agencies, called the Alabama Water Agencies Working Group (AWAWG), halting an important five-year process to plan for th... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water planning

Mapping cars help Alabama utility identify, measure Birmingham methane leaks

Today groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham, Alabama. The maps were created using Google Street View mapping cars specially equipped wi... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Air quality,Climate change

Alabama voters want action on state water plan

The majority of Alabama voters strongly supports the creation of a comprehensive state water plan and are concerned about threats to state waters, according to a recent survey. The survey of over 400 registered voters throughout... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water planning

Southern Exposure starts next chapter

This week Alabama Rivers Alliance announced they will be assuming the role of primary sponsors for the prestigious Southern Exposure Film Fellowship program beginning in January 2018. SELC sponsored the program from its inception... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Southern Exposure

Federal court rules SELC, partner can proceed with Oxford wastewater violations claims

In good news for clean water, a federal court in Alabama has ruled that SELC and Coosa Riverkeeper can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant east of Birmingham. In response to a motion to... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water quality

Alabama legislative hearing brings status of water plan to forefront

As the Alabama 2017 legislative session draws to a close, lawmakers held a hearing yesterday in Montgomery to discuss a bill that would modify existing state law to require the Alabama Office of Water Resources to balance water wi... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Water planning

“Sacrificing our environment at the request of well-connected polluting industries risks irreparable harm to our abundance of environmental wealth, world-famous biodiversity, and the natural resources that make Alabama a special place to live, work, and protect. ”

Keith Johnston, Managing Attorney, SELC's Birmingham office

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SELC, partners challenge coal mine’s permit to fill streams feed Alabama river

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Alabama’s Jef... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Coal mining,Water quality

Southern Exposure wraps after 5 successful years

After five years of storytelling on behalf of Alabama’s environmental wealth and over 30 films about citizens working to protect the state’s abundance of natural wonders, the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship is coming to a close.... Read More »

State: Alabama

SELC, partners push for open dialogue around energy efficiency in Alabama

A rate increase proposed by Huntsville Utilities, a municipally-owned utility in northern Alabama, has spurred discussions around the importance of making energy efficiency programs more widely available in a state where efficienc... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Energy efficiency