JobKeeper Alliance, a job-focused nonprofit organization is concerned that the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) will try to use a federal lawsuit the group filed over 30 months ago to block the start of construction on the Northern Beltline, which Governor Robert Bentley ® has recently announced will begin in early 2014.
JobKeeper Alliance has been a vocal supporter of the job-creating highway project. On Wednesday JobKeeper announced that it believes SELC filed the lawsuit to delay the project while the law firm and Black Warrior Riverkeeper attempted to erode public support for the Northern Beltline through an aggressive PR campaign focusing on the cost of the project.
JobKeeper Alliance to Southern Environmental Law Center: “Don’t Block the Northern Beltline”
The Northern Beltline in Jefferson County will improve accessibility across the region, as well as create jobs and economic growth, and is widely supported across the region. But, radical environmental groups have been fighting the project. Now, JobKeeper Alliance is fighting back.
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