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Environmentalists turn to court over offshore leasing rules

GULF OF MEXICO — Environmental groups want a judge to stop rules setting a framework for offshore gas and oil exploration in parts of the Mississippi Sound. At a hearing yesterday, the Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network asked Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary to order the Mississippi Development Authority to reconsider the rules governing leasing certain ...

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Sierra Club accuses state of bias in favor of offshore drilling

GULF OF MEXICO — Opponents say Mississippi officials stacked the deck in favor of offshore natural gas drilling when they wrote rules to allow it. Sierra Club attorney Robert Wiygul questioned employees of the Mississippi Development Authority at a hearing yesterday. He argued the state was biased in favor of allowing drilling, when the law only said the state could ...

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Activist: Coast city's water, air, soil polluted by industrial plants

MOSS POINT — Past and present industrial plants have contaminated the Moss Point area’s water, soil and air with toxic chemicals, damaging people’s health, says chemist and environmental activist Wilma Subra. Three plants spewed more than 200 tons of chemicals into the air before they closed, including 193 tons from the International Paper-Moss Point Mill that closed in 2001, she ...

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