Energy in Alabama

December 4, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

In Alabama, we have a lot to be proud of. From our best-in-the-nation Pre-K programs to our championship caliber football teams to our booming economy, there is no shortage of things for our residents to take pride in.

One thing we often forget is our outstanding natural resources. From our forests to our waters, Alabama is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that provide a diverse base from which we can produce energy. It is very easy to take for granted our easy access to and the reliability of energy in Alabama.

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Entry to Alabama State Parks now free for all veterans

November 9, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Just a few days before Veterans Day, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that admission to Alabama State Parks for all veterans will now be free.

The program, launched along with the Alabama Legislature and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, began on Nov. 1. It will give veterans free access to state parks, park facilities, boat ramps and the Gulf State Park Pier.

“I am so proud that as a state we can stand up together and show our support of veterans,” Ivey said. “This new policy is just another mark in the long history of Alabama supporting our military men and women. More than 1 in 10 Alabamians are veterans and there is still so much that we can do to give them the respect they deserve. I hope this small token will show each distinguished member of our military family how appreciative we are of their service to our country.”

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Former State Parks Director: Vote “No” on Amendment 2

November 1, 2016

By Don Cooley
Former Director, Alabama State Parks Division Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

As a former State Parks director, nothing would have pleased me more than being able to vote for a constitutional amendment to protect State Park revenues from being raided by the politicians.

But I will vote “No” on Amendment 2 because it would do more harm than good. Under the guise of protecting State Park revenues, the politicians have embedded language in Amendment 2 that would allow privatization of Alabama’s most popular and profitable State Parks.
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Bi-Partisan Suit Filed Over “Bentley’s Pet Project”

July 26, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A bi-partisan civil lawsuit was filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday, to halt Gov. Robert Bentley’s “unconstitutionally and unlawfully” spending of State funds on the Gulf State Park Project.


The complaint, filed on behalf of Democrat State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) and Republican State Auditor Jim Zeigler, accuses the Governor of usurping legislative appropriations authority to allocate State funds.
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Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee to Launch Conserve Alabama

March 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, March 14, the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee is scheduled to launch a new initiative to continue its mission of conserving Alabama’s natural resources.

Conserve Alabama is a campaign to increase awareness and engage a greater audience of those who believe in the noble endeavor of conserving our natural resources so future generations can enjoy the same Alabama the Beautiful we know and love.
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