Lawmaker Investigation Tied to Pollution Near North Birmingham
Former State Rep. Oliver Robinson confirmed to WBHM he is under investigation. The investigation, as al.com reports, seems to be connected to efforts by the EPA to test neighborhoods in Tarrant and Inglenook for air pollution.
WBHM’s Gigi Douban talked with Robinson Tuesday afternoon and offered this update.
A little about former Rep. Robinson: he played basketball for UAB and later was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs. He represented the 58th District in the Alabama House of Representatives since 1998 and resigned suddenly from the legislature last November. The reason, he said, was because he didn’t want there to be any conflict of interest with his daughter’s job as a House liaison for then-Gov. Robert Bentley.
More in the interview.
Note: In our report, we noted that coke is used to make coal. Coke is made from coal and industries use it to produce steel.