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Don’t Miss the Bus

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By David Underhill – The American South is conservative. This is repeated so often that it resembles church liturgy uttered without thought to display adherence to a creed. But it won’t bear examination. The civil rights movement sprang from the South and convulsed the whole country, which quivers still from the effects in this presidential…

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

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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. On June 11 a three-member subcommittee presented its…

Africatown Residents Oppose Industrial Rezoning for Steel Warehouse

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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 a proposed tar sands crude oil tank city…

Canadian Tar Sands Crude Oil Threatens to Flood the Gulf Coast by Rail

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Watch and Share the Video – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Larry Godfrey owns the Escatawpa Hollow Campground and Canoe Rental along the Escatawpa River on the Alabama-Mississippi line just about 40 miles down the Canadian National Railroad line from New Augusta, Mississippi, where a train carrying tar sands crude oil and other…

Is the Mobile Watershed Oil Pipeline A Done Deal?

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – Is an oil pipeline through the watershed of Mobile Alabama’s sole source for fresh drinking water a done deal? One local paper says so. I made the trek to Mobile for the final week of Mardi Gras and to get the latest on the pipeline. I interviewed Larry…

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

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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 do what she wanted with the apple but…