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Environmental group goes to court over sewage discharges

HATTIESBURG — The Gulf Restoration Network has asked a federal judge to hold the City of Hattiesburg liable under the Clean Water Act for releasing improperly treated sewage into the Leaf and Bouie rivers. The Hattiesburg American reports that the motion was filed in federal court Jan. 7, two days before the city entered into a 30-year contract with a ...

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Real estate company paying $1M for compromising wetlands

HANCOCK COUNTY — A Mississippi corporation has pleaded guilty to illegally filling wetlands near Bay St. Louis. Hancock County Land, LLC entered the plea yesterday and agreed to pay a $1-million fine and take remedial measures for two felony violations of the Clean Water Act., said U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno of ...

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) that takes issue with administration ...

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Oil spill brings class action lawsuit

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Group announced that Mississippi shrimpers, oystermen and crabbers, along with Mississippi shrimping and sea food companies, have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other Mississippi residents and businesses who have suffered economic losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Defendants named in the complaint include BP ...

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