Taxonomy Archives: Alabama

February 14, 2019

New Video Outlines What’s at Stake in Federal Proposal to Gut Clean Water Act

Earlier today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened the public comment period for citizens to provide feedback on a proposal to gut the Clean Water Act by redefining what waters are protec...

December 17, 2018

Statement in Response to Adverse Decision in Black Creek Mine Challenge

Birmingham, AL—An Alabama federal court has issued a decision affirming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's approval of a permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into...

December 11, 2018

Administration’s Attack on Clean Water Act is a Giveaway to Polluters

WASHINGTON – The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released the following statement in reaction to the administration’s proposal that guts the Clean Water Act

November 26, 2018

Birmingham City Council applauded for opposition to Cahaba Beach Road project

November 26, 2018

Alabama Utilities Confirm Pollution of Groundwater, Stability Problems with Unlined Coal Ash Pits

Recent filings from Alabama utilities show that in addition to ongoing groundwater contamination, most coal ash ponds are less than five feet from the uppermost aquifer, or potentially in the aquifer,...

November 20, 2018

Birmingham City Council Passes Resolution against Cahaba Beach Road

Today the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution to oppose Cahaba Beach Road, a proposed project which would allow construction of a road and bridge through the heart of an undeveloped area that ...

October 23, 2018

SELC Launches New Website Shedding Light on Utility Charges for Rooftop Solar Customers

SELC launched the Rates of Solar website, an interactive site that provides simple, straight-forward information about how utilities across the Southeast are treating customers with rooftop solar.

October 12, 2018

SELC attorney recognized by Alabama State Bar

August 16, 2018

Federal Judge Strikes Down Administration’s Clean Water Act Attack

A federal judge in South Carolina today struck down the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections for nearly 20 million people in the South and 117 million people across th...

August 2, 2018

Trump Administration Releases Destructive Rollback of Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Trump administration released its proposal to rollback clean car standards – freezing fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles at 2020 levels for fiv...