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Pressure shifts to University of Alabama to stop Shepherd Bend Mine

Last night, around 100 people attended the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) public hearing in Sumiton regarding a water pollution permit for Drummond Company’s proposed Shepherd Bend Mine.  Attendees overwhelmingly opposed the strip mine permit, which would allow 29 pollution discharges into the Mulberry Fork daily drinking water source for 200,000 people in greater Birmingham.  Only one person spoke in favor of the mine. 


Team USA Kayaker Bennett Smith Donates Public Service Announcement for Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Summer is a great time to remind everyone about the importance of keeping our rivers clean.  Not only do countless citizens paddle, fish and swim in area waters but these streams also provide the water we use for drinking, cooking and cleaning.  Freestyle Kayaking - Team USA Member Bennett Smith therefore decided to create a 30 second PSA video to raise awareness for Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s water protection efforts.


Southern Research Institute Builds Solar Research Center

Southeastern Solar Research Center Will Study Performance of Photovoltaic Systems

Southern Research Institute announced the completion of a facility to study solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The facility, the Southeastern Solar Research Center (SSRC), will house numerous research efforts beginning with an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) project focused on solar PV system orientation, tracking and aging.


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