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    In Alabama, a Cleanup Unearths Toxins—and Scandal

    In Alabama, a Cleanup Unearths Toxins—and Scandal

    By Matt Smith Lot by lot, backhoes and dump trucks are scraping and hauling away yards on the north side of Birmingham to remove soil laced with heavy metals and other industrial wastes—the legacy of this city’s years as a steelmaking power. Federal prosecutors say that effort also uncovered something else: a scheme to save […]

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    By Brett Walton State of the State speeches are where governors sketch their legislative priorities and report on the overall health of their dominions. The state of the state is almost always “strong” and water issues are occasionally mentioned. Below are summaries of the governors’ references to water, climate and the environment. This post will […]

    Pipeline Spill Triggers Supplier ‘Red Alert’ in Alabama, Georgia

    Pipeline Spill Triggers Supplier ‘Red Alert’ in Alabama, Georgia

    Last week’s Colonial Pipeline spill has prompted Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to both declare states of emergency over gasoline shortages on Thursday. Aerial photo of two of the three mine water retention ponds at the site of a pipeline leak that spilled an estimated 250,000 gallons of gasoline in Shelby […]