Since imprisoned Speaker of Alabama House, Mike Hubbard's power grab of a GOP "Super majority" in 2010, Republicans have controlled every branch of the state's government: Executive, Legislative (both houses) and Judicial.
The 3M manufacturing facility in Decatur was a major producer of substances wherelong-term exposure could include "developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (e.g., low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations), cancer (e.g., testicular, kidney), liver effects (e.g., tissue damage), immune effects (e.g., antibody production and immunity), thyroid effects and other effects (e.g., cholesterol changes)."
Every industry, utility or wastewater treatment operation that discharges pollutants in Alabama waters is currently permitted and inspected by ADEM. ADEM’s budget has been cut to $280,000 for the entire state—and that money was dedicated only to an animal feeding operation program.
Sources of facts in FA's "Dirty-Water" spot
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The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has consistently failed to enforce environmental laws…