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Death on the half-shell: Flood could kill 90 percent of state's oysters

Another major disaster is facing Mississippi, and this one could totally wipe out Mississippi’s oysters. If that happens it could be months — perhaps years — before another oyster is harvested in Mississippi waters. The historic Mississippi River flood has dumped so much freshwater into the Mississippi Sound that scientists are concerned that there will be no harvest season this year. ...

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Feinberg to MC law students: BP claims jobs is tough

By Amy McCullough JACKSON — BP oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a packed audience at Mississippi College law school symposium today that his job is not an easy one. Feinberg said people ask him if he finds his law degree useful in handling the claims process. “Sometimes I think a divinity degree would be more helpful,” he said. ...

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USM Oil Spill Study

HATTIESBURG- Brian Richard, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at Southern Miss, talks with MBJ-TV about his ongoing study of the economic impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Official: Gov't won't end drilling ban off Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Obama administration won’t allow any new oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years because of the BP oil spill, a senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The area that includes the waters off Florida’s coast had been considered for drilling as part of the management ...

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Phone pic saved Gulf from weeks of oil gushing

WASHINGTON — A single picture from a cell phone camera may have saved the Gulf of Mexico from a few more weeks – if not months – of oil gushing from the BP well. A new study from the presidential oil spill commission describes the behind-the-scenes, excruciating tension and mistakes behind the three-month effort to cap the busted well. More ...

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White House: We didn't withhold oil spill info

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold “the most accurate and timely information” on the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico as ...

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