Bart Slawson

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Bart Slawson

Byron Bart Slawson (born c. 1955) is an attorney specializing in environmental law.

Slawson earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and and an environmental certificate at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Indiana University in Bloomington in 1980. He completed his juris doctorate at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1986 and went into practice that same year.

In 1989, Slawson began handling case work for the Alabama Environmental Council and became the group's solar power advisor. He founded the AEC's "Solar Test House", which generates excess electrical power for sale back to the Alabama Power Company.

Slawson was lead counsel for Kipp, et.al. v. Jefferson County, the 1993 lawsuit accusing Jefferson County's sewer system of operating in violation of the Clean Water Act. The suit was joined by other plaintiffs, and resulted in an overhaul of the county's sewer system and in the establishment of the Jefferson County Greenways Program.

Slawson entered the 2013 Birmingham municipal election to challenge Kim Rafferty in Birmingham City Council District 2. He pledged to help implement the new Alabama Land Bank Act to restore delinquent properties, including vacant commercial buildings.

References

  • Leech, Marie (August 23, 2013) "Birmingham election: blighted properties, safer streets, better schools top priorities for District 2 voters." The Birmingham News