Taxonomy Archives: Alabama

March 18, 2021

Landmark Environmental Justice Bill Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON — Today the most far-reaching Congressional bill to advance environmental justice was introduced, during a time of increasing political commitment to address how communities of color and pe...

March 8, 2021

Groups ask court to permanently protect land held by Birmingham Water Works Board

March 8, 2021

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a challenge in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the Birmingham Wa...

March 1, 2021

On the Ground in Alabama

February 11, 2021

2021 Reed Awards Honor Great Writing About the Southeast’s Fragile Coast

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Two writers who have delved into the past and present challenges facing treasured places on the Southeast coast will receive the 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award...

January 22, 2021

Settlement agreement reached to address ABC Coke pollution

January 21, 2021

GASP, SELC Reach Settlement Agreement with Drummond and Regulators to Address ABC Coke Pollution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — GASP and the Southern Environmental Law Center have made significant improvements to a consent decree to address ABC Coke’s illegal emissions of benzene and the impacts on communiti...

January 20, 2021

SELC Statement on Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement by Executive Director Jeff Gleason in response to President Biden’s Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Cl...

January 13, 2021

Ala. Public Service Commission’s approval of $1B+ gas expansion challenged

January 11, 2021

Groups Appeal Alabama Public Service Commission’s Approval of $1+ Billion Gas Expansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Energy Alabama, GASP, and the Southern Environmental Law Center are appealing the Public Service Commission’s approval of Alabama Power’s petition for its single largest capacity in...