Republic Services, Inc. announced that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the Sand Valley renewable energy project with the award at a workshop held yesterday in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America's38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.
Facility Not Subject to EPA CCR Rule; Can Help Utilities Avoid Risk of Civil Litigation
Green Group Holdings, LLC announced that its Arrowhead Landfill facility is ready to accept coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from utility companies looking to avoid civil litigation risks brought on by the new federal regulations.
As Mega-Landfill Asks for More Coal Ash, Community Members Across Alabama’s Impoverished Black Belt and the Southeast U.S. Unite for Protections from this Toxic Waste
This Memorial Day weekend, the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice will host “Building Bridges for Justice,” a two-day workshop designed for community members, advocacy leaders, students, and families. The workshop comes just as the landfill and local officials are asking for even more toxic coal ash to be deposited in the community despite local residents’ concerns (Please see landfill’s press release). The weekend’s events aim to unite citizens from across Alabama's Black Belt and the Southeast U.S., offering them the skills and knowledge needed to protect their communities from toxic coal ash and other environmental injustices. The event will take place at Uniontown City Hall Auditorium, 100 Front St., Uniontown, Ala. All events are free of charge and open to all ages. A detailed schedule is included below.
Three-day workshop offers advanced training with sustainability experts to create a more resilient city and more sustainable neighborhoods for all
The City of Birmingham has been selected to participate in the fourth annual EcoDistricts Incubator, held in Portland, Oregon, May 18-20. The non-profit organization, EcoDistricts, hosts the three-day workshop event which provides advanced training for teams working to further developmental efforts for building “sustainable cities from the neighborhood up.”
Settlement with Continental Carbon Company to Reduce Air Pollution at Manufacturing Facility in Alabama
In a settlement with the United States and the states of Alabama and Oklahoma, Continental Carbon Company has agreed to install pollution control technology that will significantly cut emissions of harmful air pollutants at manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced. The settlement will resolve claims that Houston-based Continental violated the Clean Air Act by modifying their facilities in a way that caused the release of excess sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx).
A beloved event is returning for all who enjoy live music, clean water, and local food, beer, and art. Saturday, April 18 from 2pm to sundown, Earthbound will play their annual outdoor rock concert, Earthbound’s Earthfest, at Avondale Brewery (201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222).