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Barlow named Entergy VP

Chuck Barlow has been named vice president of environmental policy and strategy for Entergy Corporation. Barlow, who has served Entergy as environmental associate and assistant general counsel since 2003, has an extensive background in environmental law and litigation. Barlow’s contributions at Entergy have included litigation such as Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper and other cases before the Supreme Court and D.C. ...

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Sampling to begin at wells near old Hercules plant

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says it expects the owners of the old Hercules plant to begin checking water this month at eight private wells near the plant. Officials say that Ashland Inc., which now owns the site, will need permission from property owners to sample the wells. Tests found contamination after the plant shut down in ...

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Reed named principal

Clovis Reed has joined Stone-Adams Financial Partners, a business development and consulting firm, as a principal. Reed will be primarily responsible for developing financial solutions for governments and businesses working with challenging growth issues. Reed will transition in January from his duties as administrator for Rankin County, a position he has held for six years. Prior to Rankin County, Reed ...

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BP oil disaster

Deepwater Horizon gaff, which killed 11, had economic impact on Mississippi Coast as well as national and international politics On April 20, Mississippians learned that the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 50 miles south of the Louisiana Coast had exploded costing 11 lives. While tragic, it seemed far away from the Magnolia State. However, the ...

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McGee-Collier named to new MDEQ position

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has selected Melissa McGee-Collier as the director of the Office of Community Engagement. This newly created position will coordinate environmental justice, community engagement, and workforce events. McGee-Collier has been with MDEQ since 1995 and has held previous positions in the Air Division, in the Environmental Compliance Enforcement Division’s Timber and Wood Products Branch and ...

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MDEQ welcomes new enHance members

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) recently accepted 11 new members into its enHance program. enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to facilities, cities, counties and other entities that are interested in the program, and applicants can choose ...

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First ARRA/WPCRLF funds released

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that four communities have been approved for subsidized low-interest loans for wastewater infrastructure improvements. The funding is being made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Program (WPCRLF) administered by MDEQ. These are the first projects in Mississippi to be ...

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