Posts Tagged ‘public meetings’

EPA to hold meeting on Kerr-McGee site cleanup

by Associated Press Published: October 27,2011

Tags: cleanup, environment, federal government, manufacturing, plants, pollution, public meeting, public meetings

COLUMBUS — The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting today on cleanup of the Kerr-McGee Chemical plant site in Columbus. In September, the EPA announced the Kerr-McGee plant had been added to its Superfund list, a program for cleaning up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. WTVA-TV reports the EPA will present an […] [...]

Hood: Closed public meetings ‘corrosive to democracy’

by Associated Press Published: September 17,2010

Tags: Freedom of information, public meetings

OXFORD — Mississippi must strengthen penalties against public officials who improperly close public meetings, state Ethics Commission director Tom Hood said yesterday. Under the state Open Meetings law, officials cannot be fined individually. Instead, the public body is fined up to $100 per violation — and that means the public picks up the tab. Hood […] [...]

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