Fireworks on the Coosa: 2020 Edition

In these times of uncertainty and confusion people are looking for anything familiar and others are looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Let fireworks be that light! Each year Alabamaians hit the road to bear witness to magnificent displays of light shattering  explosions in the…

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Coal Ash: Here We Go Again

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management hosted a public meeting in January regarding the renewal of the E.C. Gaston Steam Plant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit which included the coal ash pond and gypsum pond discharges. It was a well publicized public meeting and, in turn, had good public…

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Neely Henry: A Look Back

If y’all haven’t been to Neely Henry, then you’re really missing out. The lake is currently known for its fishing and recreational opportunities, but the area also has a lot to offer to history buffs. I’m not a historian by any means, but below is a very (and I really mean very)…

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Boating Safety

The weather is getting warmer, y’all, so you know what that means…. more folks getting out on the water. Tons of folks are out splashing in the lake, dipping paddles in a stream, and folks waiting their turn to drop their boat off at the boat ramp. There are even…

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Statewide Coal Ash Website

Coosa Riverkeeper and other environmental nonprofit groups have been fighting against Alabama utilities’ plans to “cap-in-place” their coal ash ponds- a decision that puts the health and well-being of Alabamians at risk. This is certainly the case for communities located on the Coosa. The Gaston Steam located on Lay Lake…

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