ON ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
Commission on Environmental Initiatives on April 26, 2000
through his EXECUTIVE ORDER #26
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I am delighted to have this opportunity to report on the progress of Governor Siegelman's Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives (ACEI). As you may know, the Commission was established on April 26th, 2000 by Executive Order #26. Since that time over 60 members were appointed by the Governor to assist with the establishment of environmental initiatives intended to improve the overall environmental quality of our state. Including our series of "town meetings," which were held throughout the state to better identify the concerns of citizens, we have conducted over twenty-five meetings. As a result, the Commission's four Committees (1. Air and Water, 2. Environmental Management Review, 3. Land and Natural Resources, and 4. Health and Education) have developed lists of consensus issues. The full Commission voted on these items to establish a consensus-based list of issues to be forwarded on to the Governor in the form of a report.
The Commission's report was submitted to the Governor on January 22, 2001. The report was reviewed by Governor Siegelman and as a result he identified a number of initiatives for action. Those initiatives included legislation that would establish a vehicle emissions testing program, a law to prevent the discharge of sewage into waters of the state and a successful "brownfield" program to promote urban revitalization.
Currently, the Commission's top priorities include the development and implementation of a comprehensive environmental education plan, and increased focus on advancing water policy, and a smart growth collaboration with Alabama's Commerce Commission.
Keep in touch with the Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives through this web site. We'll try to keep you up to date with future meeting dates, reports and progress.
Thanks for your interest.
|ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE|
|WATER POLICY REVIEW|
|SMART GROWTH / BROWNFIELD|
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Last updated: January 28, 2002