Southern Company has a long, documented history of putting profits over people. They give money to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia while they greenwash their use of dirty coal that poisons our air, water, and land. And the people suffering...
Clean Air Journal
Why The EPA Needs To Update Soot Pollution Standards
Soot, is a dangerous and deadly pollutant composed of metals, organic chemicals and acidic substances. It is produced by power plants vehicle tailpipes and other industrial sources as well as wildfire smoke. Soot threatens our health and our environment, posing particular risks for children, seniors and people with chronic illnesses.
The Tragedy of North Birmingham
Industrial plants in Birmingham, Alabama — including one now owned by WV Gov. Jim Justice’s family — have polluted the air and land in its historic Black communities for over a century.
Community Chronicles 1: Keisha Brown
“It’s like a third-world country,” she said. “I know we sound like a broken record, but no one’s doing anything. Politicians keep telling us to vote for them–vote for you for what? What am I voting for you for? To do nothing? We need people who are willing to work with the community’s needs.”
Racial Zoning In Birmingham Is Still Segregation
We need to recognize that these modern problems often have substantial historical roots in harmful and discriminatory official government policies from the past. Governmental action helped to ensure that the places we live in, the schools we go to, the health problems we have, and even the quality of the air we breathe are likely to depend in part on what race we are.
The Ghosts Over The Mountain
Imagine a moment of bliss. Euphorically tilting your head to the sky and basking in the sun for a moment you wish could last forever. The air around you is crisp and light but warm enough to embrace you like a sweatered hug. Where are you? Perhaps a hillside? Are you overlooking a city in the valley or far from the bustle of life in a hidden canopy untouched by man? Surprisingly Birmingham has these pockets that are just the right place to experience this moment of existential bliss but only in the “right” places.
Job Opening: Alabama Hub Coordinator, Gulf South for a Green New Deal
We are no longer accepting applications for this position. The Gulf South for Green New Deal (GS4GND) Alabama Hub is looking for a Hub Coordinator to facilitate the activities and plans of our...