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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Alabama Farmers Federation: Fresh Start for Clean Water and Clear Rules - A Victory for Farmers
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Sept. 12 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: The administration's announcement of a fresh start for clean water and clear rules is victory for farmers and ranchers, according to the Alabama Farmers Federation. "As farmers and ranchers, we share the goal of protecting the nation's waters, but the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule was unlawful and unworkable," said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. "It made conservation more difficult and create  more

Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Celebrate Our Estuaries on September 14
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama, Sept. 10 -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab issued the following news: The Dauphin Island Sea Lab invites you to celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 14 at the Estuarium. Celebrated every year, National Estuaries Day brings to focus the importance and benefit of estuaries. An estuary is where freshwater and saltwater mix as rivers and oceans converge. Mobile Bay is an estuary. Estuaries are popular spots for fishing, boating, birding, and hiking. The marsh  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Project Tests Technology Transfer in Soft-Shell Blue Crab Aquaculture
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Sept. 11 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: Dana Schmidt, an aquaculture facility assistant at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina, was chosen to travel south this summer and spend eight weeks working at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center (TCMAC) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She drove nearly 900 miles with coolers contai  more

NARAL Condemns South Carolina's Extreme Ban on Abortion Ahead of Today's Hearing to Fast-Track Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Anti-Choice Politicians in South Carolina Are Pushing Legislation that Would Devastate Women and Families * * * Today, lawmakers in South Carolina are holding a rare summer hearing to try to fast-track H. 3020, an extreme bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state and disproportionately harm women and families of color. This effort is the latest in this year's unprecedented wave of abortion  more

Overwhelming Support for Term Limits in Alabama U.S. Senate Race
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. Senate candidate of Alabama, Rep. Bradley Byrne of district 1, for signing the term limits on Congress pledge. Previously, candidates Roy Moore, Robert Castello, Stanley Adair, Tommy Tuberville, Rep. Arnold Mooney and Secretary of State John Merrill, also signed the pledge. U.S. Term Limits   more

PEN America: Resignation of University of Alabama Dean Over Tweets Threatens Free Speech
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The recent resignation of the University of Alabama's dean of students over a series of tweets about racism threatens to chill academic speech, PEN America said in a statement today. On September 5, Dr. Jamie Riley, assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Alabama, resigned from his position "by mutual agreement" with the university. His resignation occurred the day after right-wing media outlet Brei  more

Sierra Club: Did Trump Instruct Ross to Silence NOAA Employees?
OAKLAND, California, Sept. 10 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: As the Guardian reported, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is facing multiple calls to resign, including from the Sierra Club and multiple members of Congress. Those calls come after the New York Times indicated that Ross threatened to fire senior staff at NOAA unless they sided publicly with Donald Trump over his inaccurate portrayal of Hurricane Dorian's path wrongly including Alabama. This isn't Ross' fi  more