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Cochran again expresses 'serious misgivings' about EPA decision

DESOTO COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday again expressed his serious misgivings with an Environmental Protection Agency decision to place parts of DeSoto County under new air quality rules, cautioning that the designation could cast a pall on job creation. At a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to review the EPA’s FY2013 budget requests, Cochran addressed the EPA’s April 30 ...

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County files objection with EPA over ozone list

DESOTO COUNTY — DeSoto County has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list it as “nonattainment” on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal DeSoto County officials also want the EPA to abandon a “misguided” proposal to list the county with Memphis as falling short on ozone standards. DeSoto County officials and members of the Mississippi congressional delegation have ...

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Delegation going to D.C. to fight ozone ranking

DESOTO COUNTY — A delegation from DeSoto County is going to Washington, D.C., to battle a feared ozone ranking. The Commercial Appeal reports the delegation includes local county government and economic development officials. The county is faced with a Feb. 29 deadline to object to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list the county as “nonattainment” on ozone levels. The ...

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MDEQ protesting EPA's decision about DeSoto County

DESOTO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is objecting to a recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include part of DeSoto County in the Memphis ozone non-attainment area. The EPA announced a proposal to include the urban areas of DeSoto County and Crittenden County, Ark., in the Memphis ozone non-attainment area. In a statement, ...

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Posey: EPA's revisions don't go far enough

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider and put on hold air pollution restrictions that were recently revised. Lynn Posey, chairman of the Public Service Commission, said in a letter to the EPA that while its decision this week to ease the restrictions was welcome, the revisions don’t go far enough. Posey ...

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Public Service Commission 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 unanimously Thursday to take legal action, one day after the U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee held a hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. A preliminary analysis of ...

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