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Travis Steele joins Butler Snow

Attorney Travis R. Steele has joined Butler Snow, and will practice with the firm’s commercial litigation group.  Steele will practice from Albuquerque, N.M., expanding the firm’s footprint to 17 domestic locations and one in London. Steele focuses his practice on commercial litigation, Native American gaming, oil and gas, and real estate litigation. This addition follows Butler Snow’s recent expansion in ...

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Accounting error nets school system $1M-plus

BRANDON — A billing mistake worked in favor of the Rankin County School District to the tune of more than $1 million. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented a check to the school district yesterday. The error was attributed to an accounting problem by a gas company that leases oil and gas rights from the district. Hosemann says the error ...

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Delta Fuel expanding in-state footprint, planning to leave Louisiana

NATCHEZ — Two long-time Miss-Lou oil distributors have recently been bought out, but one of the buyers is expanding its market share in Mississippi and making plans to move out of Louisiana. Delta Fuel Co. Inc. recently bought the wholesale side of Independent Oil and Coal Co., and has leased the bulk plant of Cloutier Oil, a company recently bought ...

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Justice Department opposes fees awarded to oil spill lawyers

NEW ORLEANS — The fees a judge awarded lawyers fighting BP discourage people from settling oil spill claims out of court, the Justice Department says. In a court filing, the Justice Department opposed U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s decision to set aside up to 6 percent of claims payments after Dec. 30 for trial lawyers affiliated with a steering committee ...

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Trustees want input on proposed oil spill plan

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With the recently released Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment (DERP/EA), federal and state trustees are asking the public to come make formal comments on the proposed plan for early restoration projects following the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill of 2010. Consisting of eight projects, two of which are Mississippi specific, ...

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Coast harbor gets payment from BP for oil spill

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has received a $509,000 settlement with BP. Port and harbor director Jack Zink says the commission has agreed not to sue BP over the 2010 oil spill. Zink tells the Sea Coast Echo the damage did not come from the oil, but rather from activity at the Stennis Airport. ...

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Chevron announces spending plan for 2012

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Corporation has unveiled a $32.7-billion capital and exploratory spending program for 2012. Total investments for 2011 are estimated at $33 billion, reflecting approximately $28 billion in capital and exploratory expenditures and $4.5 billion for the acquisition of Atlas Energy Inc., which closed earlier in the year. Capital spending of $3.6 billion in 2012 is budgeted for downstream ...

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Regulators issue more violations against BP for oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — Federal regulators have issued a second set of violations against BP for activities related to the 2010 blown-out well that led to the deaths of 11 rig workers and the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued five violations today. The violations claim BP failed to conduct an accurate ...

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MDEQ to begin post-oil spill shoreline inspections

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is working with the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team (GCIMT), Unified Command (UC) to inform landowners that inspections for material from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will begin soon on shoreline segments that have previously been determined to meet response cleanup criteria and designated inactive. The inspections are ...

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Former Gov. Bill Waller dies

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., 85, died Wednesday. On Tuesday Waller was admitted to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, his law office confirmed. Waller served as governor from 1972-76 — a time when Mississippi governors were limited to one term. He ran unsuccessfully for the state’s highest office in 1967, but went on to win the 1971 ...

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