Taxonomy Archives: Alabama

April 21, 2010

Clarify Legal Protections for Streams and Wetlands

SELC welcomes the introduction of a bi-partisan compromise in the U.S. House of Representatives that restores long overdue protections for streams and wetlands.

April 21, 2010

Clarify Legal Protections for Streams and Wetlands

SELC welcomes the introduction of a bi-partisan compromise in the U.S. House of Representatives that restores long overdue protections for streams and wetlands.

April 1, 2010

EPA “Tailpipe” Rule Curbing Greenhouse Gases Offers Multiple Benefits for the South

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation today jointly issued a historic rule on curbing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from light-duty vehicles, which contribut...

January 7, 2010

SELC Lauds EPA Proposal to Strengthen Ozone Limit to Protect Health of Southerners

Consistent with the latest scientific data about the growing health threat from breathing smog pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to strengthen the national limit for a...

November 20, 2009

Clean Water Groups Challenge Massive Coal Mine in Alabama’s Black Warrior Watershed

The Southern Environmental Law Center today petitioned for a hearing on a permit issued last month for a 3,255-acre coal mine in Blount County. The proposed mine would have more than 60 pollution disc...

October 26, 2009

EPA To Issue Strict Rules for U.S. Power Plant Air Toxics

The U.S. EPA agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation¹s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit ...

October 20, 2009

New Report Calls for Swift Action to Clean Up Birmingham Air

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) released a report today that for the first time provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple pieces of Birmingham’s air-pollution challenge in layman’...

October 1, 2009

SELC applauds introduction of forest-protection bill in Congress

Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb of Virginia and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, along with 17 members of the Southeast's congressional delegation are joining more than 150 colleagues from acros...

October 1, 2009

EPA CO2 Limits Overdue under Clean Air Act, but Welcome

SELC welcomed EPA's announcement on a proposal to establish nationwide standards for controlling largest sources of heat trapping gas pollutants.

September 16, 2009

SELC Urges EPA to Set Strong Smog Limit to Protect Public Health in the South

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will re-evaluate the national limit for ozone pollution.