Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Rollback of environmental regs might not be best move for Republican Congress

Some environmental groups are warning that the Republican takeover of Congress could result in a major attack on environmental regulations. Mitch McConnell from coal-heavy Kentucky, expected to be the new Senate Majority Leader, has said his top priority next year is to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But the Republican election victories won’t […] [...]

Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the […] [...]

PSC to sue EPA

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted to sue the federal Environment Protection Agency over new air impact regulations that could threaten the reliability of electric service. Commissioners voted to take legal action on the heels of a U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. A preliminary […] [...]

Harper On Energy

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper speaks to the 2010 annual business meeting of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association at the King Edward Hotel in Jackson. [...]

PACCAR engine earns EPA certification

by Published: May 13,2010

Tags: emissions, EPA, manufacturing, vehicles

COLUMBUS — PACCAR announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the PACCAR MX 12.9-liter diesel engine to the 2010 emission standards. The PACCAR MX engine certification and compliance with EPA 2010 emission regulations allows the PACCAR MX engine to be installed in Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles in North America, effective immediately. “The EPA […] [...]

EPA retooling drinking water regulations

by Published: March 23,2010

Tags: environment, EPA, water

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer. In a speech Monday, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency is developing stricter regulations for four chemical compounds: tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. All four compounds can cause cancer. Trichloroethylene, also […] [...]

State taking EPA to court over greenhouse gas finding

by Published: March 19,2010

Tags: environment, EPA, greenhouse gases

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour, on behalf of the State of Mississippi, has joined other states in opposing an EPA finding that is a precursor to the regulation of greenhouse gases. Barbour maintains that these regulations would unnecessarily harm the economy of Mississippi and the United States by causing energy costs to increase and placing […] [...]

EPA issues emergency exemption to corn growers

by Published: March 16,2010

Tags: agriculture, corn, environment, EPA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell announced approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of an emergency exemption that will provide protection to corn producers throughout the state from blackbird predation of newly planted corn. Mississippi corn growers throughout the state have suffered million dollar losses in recent years due to heavy […] [...]

Barbour wants EPA plan stopped

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has joined a bipartisan group of governors in asking Congress to stop a plan giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a move that would potentially harm the competitiveness of the nation’s economy, he said. In a letter to Congressional leaders, 20 governors expressed concern over […] [...]

Nissan plant first to earn ENERGY STAR

by Published: January 29,2010

Tags: automobile industry, environment, EPA, manufacturing

CANTON — Nissan North America’s facility in Canton is the first vehicle assembly plant to receive the 2009 ENERGY STAR from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the fourth-consecutive year the Canton plant has received this distinguishing mark of energy performance that places the facility among the top 25 percent of auto assembly […] [...]

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