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Senators express oil spill recovery concerns in letter to President

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are encouraging the Obama administration to work toward a Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement agreement that meets both the ecological and economic recovery needs in Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 disaster. Cochran and Wicker are among eight senators who have signed a letter to President Obama that ...

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Despite gusher, Gulf Coast open for business

For Laura Allen, the waiting is the hardest part. An employee at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Allen booked a condo on the Alabama Gulf Coast months ago, well before the Deepwater Horizon explosion that is still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As her refund deadline approached, she agonized over whether or not to cancel her reservation. In ...

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New oyster regulation draws protests

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) are expressing serious concerns over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy change pertaining to oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico during the months of April through October. And, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) shares those concerns. The FDA recently ...

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