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Cochran, Wicker petition for more time to mull EPA regulations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have endorsed an effort to give the public and stakeholders more time to comment on carbon emissions regulations being promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cochran and Wicker are among 53 senators who signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that seeks a 60-day extension to the public ...

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Senators write letter to EPA administrator over regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growing concern among farmers, ranchers, rural communities and agriculture interests has led U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to seek answers on a wide assortment of environmental regulations planned by the Obama administration. All Republican members on the agriculture panel have signed a letter asking to meet with Environmental Protection ...

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OSHA backs off regulations on small farms' grain storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are pleased that small family-owned farms will not be subjected to unlawful scrutiny by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Under pressure from Cochran, Wicker and other lawmakers in the Senate and House, OSHA has agreed to withdraw its 2011 guidance memorandum on regulating small farms with grain ...

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City considering new used car dealership ordinances

HORN LAKE — As part of Horn Lake’s push to attract new business, city leaders are mulling changes to strict regulations governing used car dealerships. Aldermen discussed the issue recently and left it in the hands of City Planner Austin Cardosi, who said he will look at ordinances in surrounding cities and possibly draft something for the city’s Planning Commission ...

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Senators write letter to OSHA over concerns for small farmers

WASHINGTON — Despite assurances that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will back off efforts to regulate small farm grain storage, U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are stressing that the agency must first comply with a long-standing directive that protects small, family-owned farms from OSHA regulations. In December, the Mississippi senators were among 43 senators who ...

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Coast's air quality passes test, meets standards

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi’s three Coast counties meet all the air-quality requirements outlined by federal law. That’s according to a report from the state Department of Environmental Quality. The Sun Herald reports the MDEQ keeps tabs on what’s in the air throughout the state. In Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, ozone and particulate matter are monitored. Because of its ...

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New regulation in place, city's taxis must be inspected

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s three cab companies must have their vehicles inspected this month as part of new city regulations. The Vicksburg Post reports the city’s Public Transportation Board approved the new rules about two months ago. The grace period ended Tuesday. The cabs must be inspected at city’s Vehicle Maintenance Department. The board approved 20 amendments to the city’s taxi ...

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Senators back bill aimed at EPA's guidance policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have renewed their fight to halt the Environmental Protection Agency from using regulatory guidance to expand the scope of the Clean Water Act. Cochran and Wicker are cosponsoring the Preserve the Waters of the U.S. Act (S.1006), which would prevent the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from ...

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Presley introduces rule aimed at aiding domestic violence victims

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has proposed a new rule aimed at giving victims of domestic violence a financial means to escape dangerous homes. The rule, which is modeled after similar measures in Louisiana and Texas, requires Mississippi utilities to waive initial deposits for customers who have been determined to be a victim of domestic violence by a ...

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Police want tighter controls on vehicle-for-hire companies

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is reviewing a proposal from the Vicksburg police department for penalizing companies offering vehicles for hire for violations of the local cab ordinance. The Vicksburg Post reports the transportation board got a first look at the proposal this week and will review it again June 11. “This came about because the (police department’s) traffic ...

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