Top Headlines: Environmentalists sue over regulations rollback, BAE Huntsville hiring

Environmentalists sue Feds over Trump regulations rollback
Two coalitions of environmental groups took the first legal shots Wednesday at the Trump administration’s rewrite of federal environmental review regulations. One of them, the Southeast coalition, includes the Alabama Rivers Alliance. — Bloomberg Law

Drunkest cities in U.S. not in Alabama
Excessive drinking — the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. — is worse in cities such as Madison, Wisconsin, where almost 28 percent of adults drink excessively, the highest share among all 383 U.S. metropolitan areas. Cities with the lowest rates of excessive drinking are in the South, and most of them are in Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. — 24/7 Wall St.

Medical device trial shows big relief for rheumatoid arthritis
University of Alabama in Birmingham professor Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is co-principal investigator in the recent trial of a medical device that showed a 50 percent reduction of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The device, made by SetPoint Medical Inc., stimulates the vagus nerve. Finding were reported in The Lancet Rheumatology. — Globe News Wire

Fish from 3rd waterway listed unsafe owing to PFOS
Fox Creek, near the Wheeler Reservoir, has become the third stream in north Alabama whose fish have been listed as unsafe to eat, owing to contamination by PFOS, the chemical once produced for years by 3M at its plant in Decatur. — WBRC

BAE Huntsville hiring moving ‘full speed ahead’
BAE Systems says its hiring for a new complex in Cummings research Park is moving ahead as promised, although a move to the new building was postponed in April owing to the virus crisis lockdown. BAE signed tax incentive agreements with the city of Huntsville, city of Madison and state of Alabama promising to hire 200 new employees by the end of 2021 and 100 by the end of 2020. —Redstone Rocket

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Updated, Alabama-made Honda Minivan makes its debut
The newly updated Honda Minivan, made in Alabama, goes on sales for the first time next week. — PR Newswire

Three Alabama-made A320neos head to Frontier Airlines
CDB Aviation began delivery this week of three Mobile, Alabama-made Airbus A320neos to Denver-based low fare carrier Frontier Airlines as part of a sale-and-leaseback transaction. — Business Wire

Trident Technologies gets a new CEO
OceanSound Partners LP yesterday announced the appointment of Peter LaMontagne as Chief Executive Officer of Smartronix LLC and Huntsville-based Trident Technologies LLC. Trident is an engineering and IT contractor with the Department of Defense. — New York Citybizlist

New upscale event venue opening in Fairfield
Goudy Construction announced today that it is opening the new Goudy Entertainment Center, a luxury event venue in Fairfield, on July 31. — Press Release

Sanders Capital acquires $2.2M retail center
Birmingham-based Sanders Capital Partners LLC has just announced the acquisition of Honey Creek Pointe, a $2.2 million neighborhood retail center in Terre Haute, Indiana. — Press Release

Collaboration promises fiber for rural South
Southern Pine Electric has announced a collaborative agreement with TEC, a technology company providing fiber internet to people in rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. — Lawrence County Press

DOJ says Avanti 5G could be the platform of U.S. automotive future
After a requested review, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division issued a favorable opinion on Avanci’s new platform for licensing 5G telecommunications technology in the automotive industry. The agency said Avanci’s 5G platform may pave the way for new connectivity of cars across the U.S. — DOJ Press Release

Boeing 787 output reported down by 50 percent
Trade journal The Air Current is reporting that Boeing’s output of 787s is half what it was a year ago and company is pondering shifting production to South Carolina. — Fits News

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