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Resolution by Indian Springs, Ala opposing the Northern Beltline (5/7/2013)
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Northern Beltline FAQs (3/12/13)
https://www.southernenvironment.org/northern-beltline-faqs

EPA “B Letter” to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (9/11/12)
BirminghamNorthernBeltline_SAM-2011-01079_EPA.B-ltr_9.11.12

EPA “A Letter” to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (8/17/12)
BirminghamNorthernBeltline_SAM-2011-01079_A-ltr

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Reassessing the Economic Impacts of the Northern Beltline Project (Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies – 6/19/12) http://www.southernenvironment.org/publications/

Scientific Review of the Northern Beltline’s Final Environmental Impact Statement Reevaluation (Cahaba River Society – 6/20/12) http://www.cahabariversociety.org/programs/roads-and-sewers/scientific-review-of-the-final-environmental-impact-statement-reevaluation/

ALDOT “Summary of Preliminary Analysis” of their 1997 Final Environmental Impact Statement (9/19/11) http://aldotapps.dot.state.al.us/BNB/

The public was invited to submit public comments to ALDOT through 10/14/11. Southern Environmental Law Center submitted these comments on behalf of Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Additionally, among the many other comments submitted in opposition to the current Beltline plan, see these from SOURCE and Cahaba Riverkeeper.

Public Comments on the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization’s FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (SELC on behalf of BWRk – 8/9/11) http://www.southernenvironment.org/uploads/fck/file/northern_beltline/2011-08-09_SELC,BWRK_comments_on_MPO_TIP%281%29.pdf

Repair Priorities: Transportation spending strategies to save taxpayer dollars and improve roadsSmart Growth America (June 2011) http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/repair-priorities

Smart Transportation: Save Money and Grow the EconomySmart Growth America (June 2011) http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/smart-transportation-alabama.pdf

The chosen 52 mile Northern Beltline route is opposed by the EPA due to its extensive environmental impact. The following letters relay EPA’s stance that it is the most environmentally destructive of the 7 considered routes:

– 1997 EPA letter:
EPA Comment Letter 9-08-97

– 1995 EPA letter:
USEPA Comment Letter 7-08-95

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