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AG Marshall petitions Appeals Court to declare new EPA rule under Clean Air Act unlawful

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recently joined a coalition of 25 states petitioning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to declare the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule unlawful. 

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Alabama Power to discuss coal ash process at Mobile County plant

Alabama Power has agreed to have conversations with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning what to do about coal ash at the James Barry Plant in Bucks.

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EPA investigating ADEM for racial discrimination in wastewater funding in response to SPLC complaint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it is investigating whether or not the Alabama Department of Environmental Management engaged in racial discrimination when distributing funding for sanitation infrastructure.

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WATCH: Woman pours water on former State Rep. Kyle South's head during public hearing — Has lengthy disruptive history

The woman who poured a container of water over former State Rep. Kyle South has a lengthy history of disruptive behavior at various events across the state.

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Former Wilsonville Mayor McCarty on EPA denying coal ash ponds: ‘We need Big Brother to step in here’

The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a public hearing in Montgomery on Wednesday on a proposed denial of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s coal ash pond permit plan.

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EPA proposes denial of ‘less protective’ ADEM-Alabama Power plan to manage coal ash

The Biden administration is celebrating a proposed denial of Alabama’s ability to manage coal ash.

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ADEM director releases statement defending actions during Moody landfill fire disaster

The director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) released a statement on the actions of ADEM concerning the Moody landfill fire that has been burning for months, causing air quality issues in St. Clair County and Jefferson County.

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Rally planned at Alabama Capitol by those impacted by Moody landfill fire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said smoke from the Moody landfill fire has been neutralized by about 50%. They hope to have the fire out within the next month and within that time citizens plan to rally in Montgomery.

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USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan to visit Lowndes County Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) will welcome the dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator to Lowndes County in Alabama's Seventh Congressional District.

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Rep. Palmer applauds Supreme Court decision to limit EPA's power

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming.