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EPA Awards Alabama Clean Water Partnership an $171,436 Environmental Education Model Grant

 

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.

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Honeywell Completes Powerhouse Construction For New Airbus Assembly Complex

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.

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Submit Comments on the Birmingham Regional Transportation Plan

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.

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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.

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Orvis Store in Birmingham Helps Black Warrior Riverkeeper Protect Local Waters

Orvis Store in Birmingham Helps Black Warrior Riverkeeper Protect Local Waters On behalf of its Birmingham Retail Store, The Orvis Company, Inc. has made a $2,500 grant to the Black Warrior Riverkeeper.  The grant supports the non-profit organization’s mission to protect and restore Alabama’s Black Warrior River and its tributaries.  Black Warrior Riverkeeper was also the recipient of the proceeds from the recent Grand Opening of the new Orvis Birmingham location at The Summit.

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