Taxonomy Archives: Alabama
House Passes First U.S. Effort on Climate Change
Passage of this House bill signals a seismic shift in U.S. policy on climate change—from ignoring the problem to attempting to solve it—but the bill needs strengthening by the Senate.
Second Spill of Coal Waste Adds Urgency to Need for Regulation and Oversight
Today’s second spill of coal waste from a TVA coal-fired power plant into Widows Creek in northeast Alabama adds urgency to the need for regulation of coal waste.
ADEM sued for permitting coal mine that poses risk to Birmingham drinking water
Conservationists filed a lawsuit today challenging a state permit for a proposed strip coal mine in Alabama, which would discharge pollutants into the Black Warrior River, less than a quarter mile fro...
Environmental Groups Point the Way to Mercury Pollution
Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court here, seeking a firm and enforceable new deadline for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require deep...
Sprawl, population growth, lack of planning are among factors in Southern drought
Despite the rain from recent hurricanes that has fallen across the Southeast, much of the region remains firmly in the grip of drought conditions
South has much at stake as U.S. Senate begins historic debate on climate change legislation
The U.S. Senate today began much-anticipated debate on the Climate Change Security Act of 2008, also known as the Warner-Lieberman bill. The U.S. has lagged well behind other industrial nations in add...