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Supervisors reaffirm opposition to drilling near islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Harrison County supervisors approved a resolution that reiterates their opposition to oil and gas drilling in the Mississippi Sound and within 12 miles south of the barrier islands. The Sun Herald reports the board has passed similar resolutions over the years, and yesterday voted to again oppose the idea. Supervisor Marlin Ladner says the opposition from ...

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State becomes third to sue BP over 2010 oil spill

JACKSON — Mississippi has become the third state to sue BP PLC over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Jim Hood announced the state had filed lawsuits in federal and state court. The move comes one day before the three-year statute of limitations expires for claims related to the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon ...

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Cooperative raising rates due to Kemper plant costs

MERIDIAN — East Mississippi Electric Power Association is raising rates for some customers because of higher wholesale power rates charged by Mississippi Power Co. to cover the costs of its Kemper County power plant. The Meridian-based electric cooperative says customers in Lauderdale, Clarke, Newton, Wayne and Jasper counties will see power rates rise by 9.3 percent starting with May bills. ...

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Entergy Corporation gives earnings guidance

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation expects first quarter 2013 as-reported earnings of approximately $0.89 per share and operational earnings of approximately $0.93 per share. Results for first quarter 2012 were a loss of $0.86 per share on an as-reported basis and earnings of $0.44 per share on an operational basis. Entergy also affirmed previously issued operational earnings guidance for 2013. ...

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GOP blasts President for looking to sell TVA

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach. Obama’s 2014 budget proposal calls for a strategic review of the TVA, the nation’s largest public utility with nine million customers in ...

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McNease seated on board

Independence Contract Drilling of Houston, Texas, has added Daniel F. McNease to its board of directors. Currently McNease serves as the chairman of AXON EP Inc. and as a member of the advisory board at HitecVision AS. He has been a director of Dockwise, Ltd. since 2007. From 2004 through 2008 McNease served as president, chairman of the board and ...

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Company recognized for projects, including Kemper plant haul

COLUMBUS — Burkhalter received both Rigging Job of the Year and Hauling Job of the Year awards from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SCRA) at its annual awards dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. Rigging Job of the Year was awarded for Burkhalter’s precision rigging, positioning and setting of the new Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge and the removal of the existing ...

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Commissioners want more info on gas utility's plan

JACKSON — Regulators want to look again at an Atmos Energy Corp. plan to raise connection charges and cut rates for natural gas. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted for more study, with commissioners expressing concerns about raising bills for people who use little natural gas in summer. Dallas-based Atmos wants to raise monthly connection charges by $2 a month ...

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Entergy repaying school $1.2M-plus for years of overbilling

HERNANDO — Entergy Mississippi is reimbursing Hernando High School $1,230,313.55 for over a decade of high electricity bills, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. From September 2001 to July 2012, Entergy over billed the school for electricity usage for an amount just under a million dollars, a press release from Presley’s office states. At Presley’s insistence, Entergy agreed to ...

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Alternative fuel company trying to sell real estate

NATCHEZ — Rentech is asking $8.5 million for the 478 acres in Adams County where it once planned to build an alternative fuels plant to convert coal into liquid. Natchez real estate broker Glenn Green, one of the three listed on the property, tells the Natchez Democrat there has been some offers on the property but declined to discuss them. ...

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