Thanks for visiting the Environmental Policy and Information Center website. Let it be your base of information for environmental protection, outdoor education, and adventure in northeast Alabama.
EPIC strives to implement environmental, cultural, and heritage-based protection that fosters both economic development and growth. We believe our economy will strengthen through the promotion of smart growth and other positive forces, like environmental protection, tourism and sustainability. Our work has led to the federal designations of places like the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, and the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.
Democrats and independents who lean to the Democratic Party are modestly more inclined than Republicans and Republican-leaning independents to say the use of solar or wind power is very effective in minimizing air pollution. Large majorities of Democratic leaners see solar power (77%) or wind power (72%) as very effective. About half or more of Republicans and Republican leaners think solar power (57%) or wind power (52%) is very effective at minimizing air pollution. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey found that large majorities of both political party groups favor expanding solar panel and wind turbine farms.