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Federal lawmakers 'disappointed' in EPA's air quality decision

DESOTO COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), in addition to Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), have expressed their disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to list parts of DeSoto County as noncompliant for air quality standards. The EPA listed northern DeSoto County in its final designations for areas that do not meet 2008 air ...

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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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