Alabama's utility regulators are supporting coal and opposing federal efforts to limit fossil fuel emissions.
Alabama Public Service commissioners Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden and commissioner-elect Chip Beeker spoke at a news conference Monday ahead of hearings on new federal rules to limit coal.
The say the changes could cost jobs and result in higher utility bills.
Al.com quotes Beeker as saying God created coal in Alabama, and no one has a right to push a policy that runs against God's plan.
Alabama Public Radio is looking back on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay. The engagement, on August 5, 1864, was a turning point in the “war between the states.” APR listeners heard about the re-enactment of the Battle of Resaca yesterday, but that’s not the end of the story. An Alabama cavalry unit took part in the actual battle. And, we warn you, there’s a twist.
The U.S. Department of Energy is rewarding researchers at the University of Alabama with a $1.5 million grant for their work. It almost seems out of science fiction. They’re using shrimp in a way that could potentially one day power America’s homes and businesses. Robin Rogers is chair of chemistry at U.A. and the director of the university’s Center for Green Manufacturing.
Robin Rogers: “We’re taking a polymer that’s in the shrimp shells, and we’re turning it into a material which can remove uranium from the ocean.”
Alabama residents have split opinions on whether immigrant children crossing into the United States should be housed at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's office this week that Maxwell is under consideration for housing the influx of immigrant minors arriving in the country.
A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.
An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.
The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.
Alabama Public Radio is looking back on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay. It was on August 5, 1864 when the engagement helped to both seal the fate of the Confederacy, and put Abraham Lincoln into a second term in office. The APR news team is examining Alabama’s role in the Civil War in 1864. For some, the conflict has turned into an expensive hobby that can get pretty loud…