Southern Environmental Law Center http://apr.org en Group Sues Over Planned Birmingham Beltline Road http://apr.org/post/group-sues-over-planned-birmingham-beltline-road <p>Environmental groups are suing to block a 52-mile highway that would complete a perimeter road around metro Birmingham.</p><p>The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the federal lawsuit Friday on behalf of Black Warrior Riverkeeper.</p><p>The suit contends the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to follow the Clean Water Act and other laws when it approved permits for the first construction phase of the so-called Northern Beltline.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:26:27 +0000 The Associated Press 40438 at http://apr.org Group Sues Over Planned Birmingham Beltline Road Groups Seek Reconsideration Of Alabama Power Dams http://apr.org/post/groups-seek-reconsideration-alabama-power-dams <P>Two groups have asked a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.</P> <P>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Alabama Power's new license last month. The Alabama Rivers Alliance and American Rivers say more study is needed. Alabama Rivers Alliance program director Mitch Reid says the renewal was a bad decision based on bad data. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:32:26 +0000 The Associated Press 34630 at http://apr.org Groups Seek Reconsideration Of Alabama Power Dams