Statement on the AGCRC’s Project Evaluation and Selection Process for the Multi-year Implementation Plan
The Board of Directors and members of Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) appreciate the time and effort that the members of the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) and the staff of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) have invested in developing the Project Evaluation and Selection Process for the Multiyear Implementation Plan (MIP) development for Bucket 1 of the RESTORE Act.
PEP supports the buiding of a new I-10 River Bridge along the B-Prime Route. The materials below, provided by Build the Bridge Coalition, explain the current process and upcoming public hearingson the drfat Environmntal Impact study. It is critical that the business community attend the public hearings and voice support for buiding the bridge. PEP staff will present our updated comments and support at the hearings. Thompson Engineering Press Release.
PEP and its members take environmental concerns very seriously and only endorse any proposed project after review of the project plans and comparing them with best practices for environmental protection.
Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) urges Plains Southcap to relocate the route of their oil pipeline to outside of the Big Creek Lake watershed. The current route, parallel to and crossing Hamilton Creek which is a primary feeder to Big Creek Lake, poses an unnecessary threat to Mobile County’s drinking water supply.