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Alabama’s draft coal ash rules fall far short

Closing the public comment period on its draft coal ash storage and disposal rules, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management held a pub...

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...

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, Alaba...

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...

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 Fellows...

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 Tul...

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 ex...

SELC op-ed: Alabama can’t afford to go it alone on environmental protections

Below is an excerpt from an op-ed by Keith Johnston, Managing Attorney of SELC’s Birmingham office, in The Birmingham News today. The piece explo...

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 in...

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 abun...

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...

Southern Exposure: Waste Not, Want Not

As a 2016 fellow, filmmaker Scott Schimmel took a look behind the scenes at the scale and scope of Alabama’s large recycling industry for the Sou...

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