The continued use of a controversial permit in the Black Warrior River watershed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fails to comply with federal requirements for surface mining, according to a lawsuit filed on November 25th by the Southern Environmental Law Center and Public Justice on behalf of Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Defenders of Wildlife.
To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new 7,200 square-foot expansion facility at 1138 Highway 82, Fitzpatrick, Alabama in Bullock Co. The new addition houses the business’s four stone mills, gluten-free facility, retail packaging, and a large new storage cooler. The new building has also allowed the business to increase its grain sprouting (germination) capacity to more than 50,000 pounds per week.
Tantalus AMI to help drive business case for the first municipally-owned fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the state of Alabama
Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, announced that Opelika Power Services (OPS) has selected the Tantalus Homerun Network as the technology platform for a fiber-based smart grid solution which will be coupled with the utility’s triple-play media services. Tantalus’ communications technology and AMI applications, coupled with Itron meters, will support the city’s initiative to become the first city in Alabama to provide fiber services directly to the user.
Although supporters of the controversial $5.4 billion Northern Beltline held a press conference this week to announce upcoming construction, the reality is the status of the project remains uncertain due to significant concerns about its environmental impacts and costs to taxpayers.
The Student Government Association (SGA) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has passed a Resolution urging the University of Alabama System (UA) Trustees to stop the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine from polluting a major drinking water supply for the greater Birmingham area. SGA Senators expressed concern that heavy metals and sediment from the mine would lead to decreased water quality and increased filtration fees for consumers.