Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Another Coast beach advisory issued by MDEQ

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory Wednesday for one sampling station in Harrison County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The affected beach is at […] [...]

MDEQ lifts water contact advisory on Coast beach

WAVELAND — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Feb. 6. The affected beach was Station 3 at Waveland Beach, which extends from Oak Street east to Favre Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

MDEQ issues beach advisory due to health risks

by MBJ Staff Published: February 6,2014

Tags: beach, environment, fishing, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, pollution, swimming

WAVELAND — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory for one sampling station in Hancock County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The beach is Station 3 of […] [...]

County lands solid waste grant from MDEQ

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Harrison County a solid waste assistance grant of $70,000 that will be used by the county for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held in the spring. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities […] [...]

Gulf gas well spewing; no injuries, pollution reported

GULF OF MEXICO — Crews lost control of a natural gas well being drilled off the Louisiana coast yesterday, but officials said no injuries or pollution have been reported and efforts are underway to stop the flow of gas. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says most crew members were evacuated from the rig, […] [...]

Environmentalists turn to court over offshore leasing rules

GULF OF MEXICO — Environmental groups want a judge to stop rules setting a framework for offshore gas and oil exploration in parts of the Mississippi Sound. At a hearing yesterday, the Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network asked Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary to order the Mississippi Development Authority to reconsider […] [...]

Kelly R. Blackwood named chair of the board of trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Business, environment, Mississippi

Kelly R. Blackwood, a senior attorney in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP’s Jackson office, has been named chair of the board of trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi. Blackwood has been a board member for The Nature Conservancy’s Mississippi chapter since 2011. A member of the firm’s Environmental and Litigation practice groups, Blackwood focuses […] [...]

Alabama developer pleads guilty to wetlands violations

by Associated Press Published: December 18,2013

Tags: bench, court, crime, ecosystem, environment, justice, law, legal, plea, real estate, wetlands, William R. "Rusty" Miller

HANCOCK COUNTY — A real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has pleaded guilty in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said William R. “Rusty” Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., pleaded yesterday to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Louis, in violation […] [...]

Hunters urged to help fight wild hog population

by Associated Press Published: December 16,2013

Tags: deer, ecosystem, environment, hunt, hunter, hunting, Mississippi State University Extension Service, pest, wild hog, wildlife

PONTOTOC —  Most deer hunters will not encounter wild hogs, but if they do, wildlife biologists want them to be prepared. At a recent wild hog seminar in Pontotoc, wildlife biologists emphasized the trouble these disease-carrying pests can cause human and wildlife populations. Speakers addressed the environmental impacts, the threats to fawns and ground-nesting birds, […] [...]

Real estate developer to plead guilty to wetlands violation

HANCOCK COUNTY — A real estate developer set for trial on charges of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has notified court officials he plans to plead guilty to a reduced charge. Federal court records show William R. “Rusty” Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., plans to accept a plea agreement on a charge […] [...]

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