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Birmingham Councilor William Parker sets plans to address environmental issues

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Birmingham City Councilor William Parker has a series of meetings and plans for addressing environmental concerns in north Birmingham.

The newly-appointed district four representative tells ABC 33/40 he is seeking help from lawmakers for rules that would make it a mandatory for industries to inform communities when they seek new air emission permits. 

Parker says, in fact, he is meeting with some leaders Monday to continue conversations, and to get the resolution on Birmingham City Council's agenda Tuesday. He says State Representative
John Rogers (D) has proposed similar legislation.

Parker will also make a trip to Spartanburg S.C. December 18-19 for a site visit. He tells ABC 33/40 the area has similar environmental issues and clean-up efforts as parts of north Birmingham. Parker plans to make a second trip to the city in January 2014 with members of the North Birmingham Community Coalition.

Members of the Harriman Park, Fairmont and Collegeville neighborhoods can get an update on all environmental efforts at an Environmental Protection Agency meeting Thursday.
The meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hudson K-8 School in Collegeville.


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