Taxonomy Archives: Alabama

July 21, 2009

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...

July 17, 2009

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.

June 26, 2009

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.

January 9, 2009

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.

December 22, 2008

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...

December 19, 2008

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...

September 12, 2008

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

June 2, 2008

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...