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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: A Tradition and Struggle Like No Other

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Joe Womack – To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the beginning of the Africatown saga and the 154th anniversary of the landing of the last recorded shipment of slaves to this country, here is a summary of the “Africatown Story” from 1859 to today. (As told…

The Mis-Education of Mobile on an Oil Pipeline Through Africatown

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…School Superintendent Instructs Adults in Non-Critical Thinking, Which Contributes to Environmental Injustice – By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Enabler. That’s the current jargon for a very old idea. The serpent was an enabler. He didn’t force anything upon Eve. He just helped her decide to…