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Dennis Pillion

NJ.com

Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past:
  • NJ.com
  • AL.com Mobile
  • MLive
  • NOLA.com

Past articles by Dennis:

National Geographic, Cory Booker explore Alabama’s ‘environmental racism’

In an episode airing tonight, National Geographic’s Explorer follows Booker through Alabama’s Black Belt region to “delve into environmental racism.” → Read More

EPA regional admin Trey Glenn resigns after indictment

Glenn submitted a letter of resignation to acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sunday. → Read More

A look into the Cahaba River and what it will take to conserve it

As Alabama's longest free-flowing river, the Cahaba has a big impact on Birmingham. We take a deep dive into our city's long, complicated, and ever-changing relationship with the waterway. → Read More

Mobile Baykeeper: Coal ash endangers 'America's Amazon,' Mobile-Tensaw Delta

Group says water testing and dam analysis show coal ash presents dangers of pollution and major dam failure. → Read More

Alabama cracks down on E. coli bacteria in rivers with revised standards

E. coli bacteria live in human intestines and usually enter waterways through untreated sewage. → Read More

Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn highlight Alabama environmental group fundraiser

Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and others gather for Tennessee Riverkeeper fundraiser. → Read More

What's the penalty for killing a creek? In Alabama, $32,000

Environmental group criticizes ADEM for light-handed approach to water pollution violations. → Read More

3M water pollution case gets 2019 trial date

Tennessee Riverkeeper is suing the chemical giant over PFC contamination near the company's Decatur facility. → Read More

Michigan flooding is bad enough without the worry of floating fire ant colonies

During floods, fire ant colonies can band together in clumps and float until they reach dry land. → Read More

UAB students build solar house with tornado safe room for international competition

The house will have to store enough energy to host dinner parties, do laundry and charge an electric car overnight. → Read More

Alabama coal plant listed as largest greenhouse gas emitter in the country

The Weather Channel cites EPA data showing Alabama Power's Plant Miller as the nation's largest greenhouse gas emitter. → Read More

Satellite photos show Alabama drought's impact on reservoirs

Compare satellite photos from 2001 and 2016 at several lakes around the state. → Read More

Trump presidency a 'wakeup call' for Alabama environmental groups

Groups see results as a call to take action, "do a better job of listening to people outside of our bubbles." → Read More

Voters support Alabama Amendment 2 protecting state park revenue

Measure prohibits Legislature from using revenue from the state parks system for other expenses. → Read More

All 67 Alabama counties now under drought emergency, no-burn order

Gov. Robert Bentley expanded a drought-related state emergency declaration to all 67 Alabama counties Monday. → Read More

Colonial Pipeline restarts 6 days after explosion

Pipeline restarts after the segment damaged by the Oct. 31 explosion was replaced. → Read More

Alabama pipeline explosion: Fire is out, pipeline projected to restart Sunday

Colonial Pipeline says the fire sparked by an explosion on its main gasoline line has been extinguished. → Read More

Birmingham Water Works declares 'extreme drought emergency,' surcharges go up to 400 percent

The Birmingham Water Works will implement surcharges of 400 percent on top of usual water fees for overuse. → Read More

Alabama pipeline projected to restart Sunday, 6 days after explosion

The line is expected to restart 6 days after an explosion killed one worker and injured four others. → Read More

Fire from Alabama pipeline explosion still burning nearly 3 days later

Colonial Pipeline crews are still waiting for a fire to burn out before repairing the damaged pipeline. → Read More