The City of Dothan will pay a $264,000 civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) under a settlement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The violations included unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and other permit violations. To come into compliance with the CWA, Dothan previously agreed to undertake improvements to its wastewater treatment and collection system as part of a separate EPA administrative enforcement action.
U.S. Department of Energy Signs $1.05 Million Cooperative Agreement With Southern Research Institute To Develop Advanced High-Temperature Solar Thermal Storage System
Southern Research Institute announced that it has signed a jointly funded cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the DOE's new Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (CSP: ELEMENTS) funding program, part of the SunShot Initiative. CSP: ELEMENTS supports the development of high-temperature thermochemical energy storage (TCES) systems that enable concentrating solar power plants to produce electricity in the evenings and even overnight when the sun is no longer shining.
Brewery’s annual campaign raises thousands for Waterkeeper Alliance groups across the Southeast
In over 20 Tuscaloosa businesses between July 4 and Labor Day, SweetWater Brewing Company will raise money and awareness for Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization. SweetWater realizes the importance of protecting the South’s vital water sources. The Atlanta-based brewery has again teamed up with the Waterkeeper Alliance – a global movement of on-the-water advocates who patrol and protect worldwide waterways – for their Save Our Water campaign, supporting the conservation of the Southeast’s most threatened rivers, streams and coastlines.
The Birmingham Orvis retail store will celebrate its Grand Opening June 20 - 22, 2014. Highlighting the weekend are giveaways and a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 Orvis gift card. Bring the family for a weekend full of events and promotions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it plans to award the City of Mobile with brownfield grants for new investments to provide funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting human health.