Southern Environmental Law Center

Birmingham Beltline-Lawsuit
4:26 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Group Sues Over Planned Birmingham Beltline Road

Environmental groups are suing to block a 52-mile highway that would complete a perimeter road around metro Birmingham.
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Environmental groups are suing to block a 52-mile highway that would complete a perimeter road around metro Birmingham.

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the federal lawsuit Friday on behalf of Black Warrior Riverkeeper.

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.

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Alabama Power Dams
4:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Groups Seek Reconsideration Of Alabama Power Dams

Two groups are asking a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.
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Two groups have asked a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.


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. The two groups are being represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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