Sierra Club, GASP ‘threatening the economic livelihood of Alabama’s own businesses’

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April 29, 2020

During these times of unrest and uncertainty, Alabamians understand the importance of protecting jobs firsthand and maintaining the resources that fuel our economy.

It is disheartening to see activist groups take advantage of a global pandemic to promote their shortsighted political agenda through threatening the economic livelihood of Alabama’s own businesses.

Recently, we witnessed lawsuits filed by the Sierra Club and the Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (GASP) against the state over air and water permits for Plant Barry, an electric generating plant north of Mobile. Plant Barry is one of the state’s largest power plants and a significant source of electricity for families and businesses across the area. The plant provides power to major industrial operations in south Alabama, as well as to national defense contractors such as Austal.

Today, Plant Barry is complying with all air and water rules set forth by state regulators. Despite this, the Sierra Club and GASP are still fighting to see that south Alabama lose its largest source of electricity and the more than the 300 jobs provided by Plant Barry.

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