Taxonomy Archives: Alabama
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 ...
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’...
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...
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.
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.
EPA Clears Up Stormwater Program
An audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that Shelby County's stormwater management program falls far short of numerous federal requirements aimed at keeping polluted runoff from...
Judge Rules in Tri-State Water Wars that Atlanta Can’t Take Water from Lake Lanier
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson issued a decision today in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint phase of the years-long tri-state water wars between Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
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...