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A few bills moved out of the House and into the Senate and vice versa this past week (see the table below for updates). The major bill to watch that was introduced and gained momentum last week is HB362 (the state government also offered an amendment). This...read more
Not a lot happened last week. You can see updates in the table below. Just to hit the high points, SB33 and SB85 are on the calendar and pending their third reading. Here are the new bills affecting the environment, energy and public transportation (also in the table...read more
We are a group of students in UAB’s School of Public Health, and we had the opportunity to work with Gasp for a service learning project during the 2017 Fall semester. Gasp is implementing a citizen scientist program that will empower communities by allowing them to...read more
As always, bills range from no big deal to downright awful this year. We’ll be updating you every Monday on the status of any bills that will affect the environment, public health and public transportation.read more
Exposure to air pollution increases risk of birth defects A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics Researchers looks at the relationship between birth defects in about 200,000 infants born between 2006 and 2010 in Ohio and fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5)...read more
The Clean Power Plan is good law and will save lives President Trump's EPA is trying to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a commonsense standard to cut carbon emissions from our nation's existing power plants. Comments are due January 16, and I'd like to urge you to weigh...read more
Plan Poses Huge Risk to Coastal Economies, Businesses and Marine Life in Previously Undeveloped Waters. WASHINGTON, DC. — The Trump Administration is ignoring sound science and broad public input in an exhaustive recent review, in its proposed Five-Year Plan for...read more
Help for Coal Impacted Communities: Congress, Don’t Come Home Without It Stephen Stetson Stephen Stetson is Senior Campaign Representative for the Alabama Beyond Campaign of the Sierra Club. Email Stephen Michael Hansen Michael Hansen is the executive director of...read more
Report: What's in the Air? A look at the EPA's 2014 National Emissions Inventory As we know the air is majority of nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. But we humans contribute a lot of negative pollution to the air harming us currently. It is wise to be aware of the...read more
Climate change is real. Don’t let Congress try to muddy the water by barring federal agencies from considering of the costs of greenhouse gas pollution. Write your representatives in Congress to stop H.R. 3117 before it picks up momentum!read more
Direct Action: Alabama Cities for Sustainable Energy
Ask your city council and mayor asking them to commit your city to a 100% renewable energy future!
Petition: Support the Bipartisan RECLAIM Act
The RECLAIM Act would bring $1 billion back to coal-impacted communities, including Alabama!