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Senate committee passes pesticides legislation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (HR.872). The bill looks to stop the federal government from requiring “new and redundant regulations: on pesticides, among them the insecticides used to control mosquitoes. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) was among the members who voted for the bill. HR.872 would prohibit the Environmental Protection ...

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BP CEO establishes new safety monitoring efforts

LONDON — BP’s incoming chief executive today announced a new unit to monitor safety throughout the oil company’s operations, starting work to restore the company’s battered reputation two days before officially becoming CEO. Bob Dudley also announced that the was breaking up BP’s exploration and production, or upstream, business into three divisions. Andy Inglis, the man now in charge of ...

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Louisiana leaders backing $350M oil-spill cleanup plan

GULF OF MEXICO — Gov. Bobby Jindal and leaders from several coastal parishes are pushing a $350-million barrier island repair plan as a way to protect Louisiana’s coast from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and reduce the ultimate cleanup and its costs. Sand dredged from the gulf’s floor would be built up in 86 miles of the gaps between ...

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Pace to serve as research counsel

Niki Pace has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Legal Program as research counsel. In her new role, she will provide research about ocean and coastal legal issues to Sea Grant constituents and other agencies. She also will supervise law student research and writing projects and serve as editor of “Water Log,” a quarterly legal publication. Pace has a bachelor’s ...

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