Criminal probe eyes remarks after Gulf spill, lawyers say
The federal criminal probe of the 2010 Gulf oil spill is intensifying, with
particular focus on the companies involved, some of their workers and
statements executives made to investigators in the disaster's aftermath,
lawyers and officials familiar with the case say.
U.S. kept photos of dead whale under wraps during spill, Greenpeace says
Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:48 PM
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The environmental group Greenpeace is raising new questions about why it
took the federal government more than two years to release information
about a dead sperm whale that was discovered during the BP oil spill.
Louisiana Seeks Jury Trial on $1 Billion Claim Against BP
Louisiana asked a federal judge to order a separate jury trial against BP
Plc (BP/) over the $1 billion in economic oil-spill losses that the state
claims BP has stopped paying.
BP Urges Judge to Give Final Approval to Deepwater Settlement
BP PLC (BP) urged a judge to accept its proposed plan to settle billions of
dollars of claims due to economic loss in the Deepwater Horizon matter,
countering objections raised by some of the thousands of class-action
Meridian's wastewater will help cool new MS Power plant
When the new Mississippi Power Kemper County Lignite plant opens in 18
months, it will use millions of gallons of water a day to keep the
equipment cool. Usually, that means using water from a nearby lake or
river. But not this plant.
Treated Wastewater Arriving at Lignite Plant
Treated wastewater from Meridian is now being used at the Kemper County
City water flowing at Kemper plant
By Terri Ferguson Smith
The Meridian Star
MERIDIAN — A 31-mile pipeline from Meridian to Kemper County is
delivering treated wastewater to the construction site of the new lignite
HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Waste Management held their ribbon cutting for a
landfill facility in Houston today that will make the 6th facility of it's
kind in Mississippi, and what they are doing is converting what you throw
out into electricity for Mississippi.
New Waste-to-Energy Facility in Houston
HOUSTON, Miss. (WCBI) – Governor Phil Bryant was in Houston Wednesday
morning for the dedication of Mississippi's newest waste-to-energy project.
IMMS forms partnership with Mississippi State University
The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has launched a new
partnership with Mississippi State University. IMMS will be working with
the university's College of Veterinary Medicine to focus research efforts
on the Gulf of Mexico.
IMMS, MSU announce partnership
GULFPORT -- The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and Mississippi State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine will work together to study the
health of the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.
Site selected for oil seed-crushing/biodiesel plant
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 24,2012
YAZOO COUNTY — Bio Energy, LLC has secured a site in Yazoo County to build
an oil seed-crushing/biodiesel plant. The entity operating this facility
will be known as Bio Energy Yazoo.
Household hazardous waste disposal event set for Nov. 3
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:23 AM CDT
Have you been wondering what to do with those old half used household items
like paint and household chemicals?
Permits sought to study putting turbines in river
The Associated Press
NATCHEZ, MISS. — A company continues to study the feasibility of putting
power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River.
Environmental groups asking EPA to require toxic release reports for oil,
By Associated Press,
WASHINGTON — Environmental groups say they are asking the federal
Environmental Protection Agency to require toxic chemical release reporting
for the oil and gas industry.
Environmental Groups Ask EPA to Require Fracking Disclosure
By Mark Drajem - Oct 24, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should force oil and natural-gas
producers to disclose the chemicals they release during drilling, hydraulic
fracturing, compressing and storage, environmental groups said.
Cost of mining coal continues to climb
By Steven Mufson,
It's become common to blame the flagging fortunes of coal mining companies
on low natural gas prices that have convinced many U.S. utilities and
industries to slash their use of coal.
Toxic cloud forces thousands in southeast Texas to stay indoors
(CNN) -- A toxic cloud that formed after 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid
leaked at a southeast Texas storage facility sent nine people to hospitals
and forced thousands of residents indoors, an emergency management official
'Green' growth fuels an entire industry
6:01AM EDT October 25. 2012 - When Rob Watson was writing the nation's
first private standard for environmentally friendly construction in the
1990s, he wanted to require "green" buildings to get recertified after five
years to prove they were actually conserving energy and water.