Clean Air Journal

Mayor Randall Woodfin Steps Up for North Birmingham

Mayor Randall Woodfin Steps Up for North Birmingham Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin this week sent a letter to the EPA urging the federal agency to place the North Birmingham Superfund Site on the National Priorities List. The EPA first proposed putting the site on...

Ambient Air Monitoring Plans up for public comment

As in previous years, Gasp is submitting comments on the State of Alabama Ambient Air Monitoring Plans. We will provide ways for you to comment and/or sign onto our comments as well. Comments are due June 21, 2018. You can find the draft plans for ADEM and JCDH below....

Frank Stitt’s Secret: Eating from the Earth

Frank Stitt’s Secret: Eating from the Earth Katie Rogers Katie Rogers is a Birmingham-based writer, feng shui consultant, and filmmaker. You can watch her documentary “CarLess in LA” currently on YouTube). She was happy to attend the E.O. Wilson Lecture with Harvard...

‘It’s Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed’

Forty national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations representing millions of members and supporters across the United States have taken out a series of full page ads Wednesday calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

This is the last Monday Morning Digest for 2018 as the session wrapped up last Thursday. I hope these posts have been informative and helpful. Below is the final rundown of bills this session: Enrolled Bills HB40: Amend Ala. Code 32-9-20: extends length restrictions...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

I am doubling up this week and catching you up on the past two weeks of bills that affect health and the environment in Alabama during the 2018 legislative session. Signed into law this week HB53 was delivered to the Governor at 1:06 PM on March 22, 2018. Existing law...

UAB Students Conduct Mini Air Quality Study

Hello! We are Team Leggo My Eggo 11’s, and through our Environmental Factors of Public Health class at UAB, we had the unique opportunity to work with Gasp on a service learning project. Gasp provided us with an air monitor, called an AirBeam, which allowed us to...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Digest

Not much movement or activity last week, but there are a few public hearings this week. SB273 passed the Senate and was read for the first time in the House. The Agriculture and Forestry Committee offered the first substitute to HB370. Hearings this week are as...

Who Does Trey Glenn Work For?

Who Does Trey Glenn Really Work For? Financial disclosures show the EPA Region 4 Administrator was paid at least $5,000 by Balch & Bingham for ‘Drummond/ABC Coke project' by Michael Hansen | March 9, 2018 Yesterday I wrote a lengthy story about then-Sen. Jeff...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

We have some good news this morning! HB362 was lost in the House, which is good news for the places in Alabama we love protected by Forever Wild. SB85 passed the House and was forwarded to the Governor on February 27th, which allows Alabama to make a meaningful...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

Good news for transit advocates: SB85 passed the House! Our friends at Alabama Arise have been actively supporting this bill, and their Executive Director, Kimble Forrister, had this to say about the House vote on February 22nd: Creating the Alabama Public...

Raise Money for Gasp with Planet Fundraiser!

Raise Money for Gasp with Planet Fundraiser! Gasp is proud to be an official Planet Fundraiser Cause! The simplest way to support Gasp is by getting the free Planet Fundraiser app. Simply make everyday purchases at businesses listed in the app, submit a picture of...

Alabama Legislature 2018: [Tuesday] Morning Digest

Because of President's Day yesterday, we are doing the Monday Morning Digest on Tuesday this week. There wasn't much movement on any of the bills last week, but several are pending their third readings in the second house, so they could be on their way to becoming law...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

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...

Alabama Legislature 2018: Monday Morning Digest

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...

UAB School of Public Health Students Volunteer for Gasp

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...

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