The City of Warrior, Alabama has unanimously passed a resolution urging the University of Alabama System to stop the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine, a major threat to drinking water for 200,000 people in the greater Birmingham area, including Warrior. Click here to read the resolution: http://blackwarriorriver.org/pdf/WarriorCityCouncilResolution.pdf
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities, including Auburn Ala., bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Alabama Clean Water Partnership with an $171,436 environmental education model grant for their Eco-Action-Waters to the Sea project proposal. The proposal intends to use computer kiosks featuring highly interactive modules to introduce a watershed –based perspective that connects upstream land uses with their impacts on downstream and coastal environments throughout Alabama’s Mobile Bay watershed. Users learn about the common causes of non-point source pollution (NPS) and their relative impacts on coastal environments. The modules introduce strategies for reducing NPS pollution and encourages users to adopt them.
Built and Operated by Honeywell, Powerhouse Will Control Utilities for the First Airbus Assembly Line in the US
Honeywell unveiled the recently completed powerhouse for Airbus' A320 Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Ala., the aviation company's inaugural manufacturing operation in the United States. The new building houses the technology and personnel needed to provide utilities for the entire campus — electricity, heating and cooling, chilled and drinking water, compressed air and sewage handling. It is the first support facility to open on the Mobile campus.
Comments Due 12/9 at 5pm on regional issues, including the Northern Beltline
Members of the public may comment on the greater Birmingham Regional Transportation Plan, which prioritizes projects such as bridges, new and improved roads, and safety enhancements. Please submit comments to the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization with suggestions on how available funding could be more wisely spent rather than wasting such a large percentage (as proposed) on one unnecessary and destructive project, the Northern Beltline.
Long Range Plan for Birmingham Region Would Allocate More than Half of Available Funding for Transportation Improvements to Northern Beltline
Completion of the Project Now Estimated to Take 75 Years
The Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) draft of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan shows that over half of available funding for new road projects for the next 25 years will be squandered on the Northern Beltline, even as that project is now slated to take more than double the time to build than originally estimated.