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Media Controversy Rages in Mobile Alabama Over Oil Storage Tanks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBIlE, Ala. – While the national news is rife with stories about the death of the Keystone XL Pipeline out west, the ongoing climate talks in Paris and the low price of oil internationally, a local petroleum industry front group and the politicians…

Setbacks a Setback – But Not Defeat – For Mobile Tank Foes

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – After a couple years trudging through the weeds and thickets of laws, regulations, technical standards, hazard assessments, health effects, economic impacts and other consequences of petroleum storage tanks, Mobile has arrived at nearly the same place it began this trek.…

Mobile Residents Say No to Canadian Tar Sands Crude Oil Tank Farms

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Will the City Government Side With the People or Industry? By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — The citizens of Mobile, especially those in the historic Africatown community along with members of the Mobile Bay Sierra Club, have held public meetings and spoken up: They do not…

Africatown Residents Win Victory Over Industrial Zoning in Historic Community

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Africatown News – By Joe Womack – On December 16, 2014 the Africatown Community attended a meeting hosted by The Yorktown Baptist Church to voice their opposition to local industries attempt to re-zone a section of Africatown just North of The Community Gardens from residential to industrial.…

Africatown Residents Oppose Industrial Rezoning for Steel Warehouse

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Planning Commission Denies Rezoning By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — More than 140 residents of Africatown turned out at a town hall public meeting Tuesday night to oppose an industrial rezoning that would open the way for a steel storage warehouse right across the street from…

Africatown’s Hog Bayou At Risk From Industry, Again

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Africatown News – By Joe Womack – The historical value of Africatown’s Hog Bayou was carved in stone long before the Oil Barons of the world discovered Africatown’s valuable wetlands. Africatown’s Hog Bayou will forever be known as the place in Mobile where the “African” slaves…

Africatown Leaders Travel the World for Conservation, Environmental Justice

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Africatown News – By Joe Womack – A Renaissance is unfolding surrounding the Africatown Community here in Mobile County Alabama. The Africatown Community received a visit from a member of the Council for The Preservation of National Historical Treasures located in Washington,D.C. to determine dangers posed to…