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Rural no more: Baldwin County now fifth in population – al.com

April 19, 2019
The latest round of census estimates shows that Baldwin County’s accelerating population growth has pushed it into Alabama’s Top Five. Growth in Baldwin County is a familiar theme, but even so the latest figures are eye-opening. Baldwin saw the fastest one-year growth in both raw numbers (5,403 to Madison’s 4,854) and percentage (2.5% to Limestone County’s 2.2%). That’s according to 2018 Census estimates released today for all U.S. counties.
Source: Rural no more: Baldwin County now fifth in population - al.com
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Conservation Advisory Board Meets at Gulf State Park on May 4

April 12, 2019
April 11, 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) will hold its second scheduled meeting of 2019 on Saturday, May 4, in Gulf Shores, Ala. The meeting will take place in the Gulfview Ballroom II at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, Ala., 36542.
Source: Conservation Advisory Board Meets at Gulf State Park on May 4
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Coastal Alabama joins together in opposition of plastic bag legislation – al.com

April 10, 2019
City leaders in Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, Fairhope and elsewhere are also sounding alarms over a measure that would preempt local governments from imposing restrictions. Coastal-based environmental groups representing 4,500 members have already written to local lawmakers expressing their concerns.
Source: Coastal Alabama joins together in opposition of plastic bag legislation - al.com
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Alabama Senate committee approves measure banning plastic bag bans

April 10, 2019
The Senate Governmental Affairs committee approved the measure, sponsored by Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, on a 9 to 2 vote. Sens. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, and Chris Elliott, R-Daphne, voted no. The bill is virtually identical to model legislation on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) website.
Source: Alabama Senate committee approves measure banning plastic bag bans
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Did fracking cause south Alabama earthquakes? Federal researchers investigating – al.com

March 28, 2019
Earthquake researchers are sending additional sensors to the area around south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle where five earthquakes have been detected in three weeks. The government researchers are trying to determine whether the quakes are related to oil and gas operations in the area.
Source: Did fracking cause south Alabama earthquakes? Federal researchers investigating - al.com
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City, Daphne Utilities start coastal monitoring program – Lagniappe Mobile

March 13, 2019
A new program to monitor what’s flowing into Mobile Bay from around Daphne is an effort to keep the public aware of water conditions, Mayor Dane Haygood said. “It becomes an educational opportunity to talk about what some of these causes are — but first and foremost, let’s be honest, let’s be transparent, let’s educate the citizens that are concerned,” Haygood said. “Let’s accept the facts as they are, and let’s be a leader in that regard.”
Source: City, Daphne Utilities start coastal monitoring program - Lagniappe Mobile

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