DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen became the world’s top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America’s tough Clean Air laws. VW’s success story was so good that pollution-control advocates did their own tests, hoping to persuade other countries to enforce the same strict standards. Instead, they got […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The federal government is proposing that Mississippi’s carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced specific targets for all states Monday as part of the Obama administration’s effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions nationwide. Mississippi’s 2012 carbon […]
By Othor Cain
In a heated exchange during a special council meeting Monday, Oct. 8, council members voted 3-2 agreeing to spend in the neighborhood of $400 million to rebuild its sewage system and pay a fine. This is part of the consent decree provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
All of the details involving the decree – including the amount of time the city will have to finish the work and the cost of the fine – remain secret, pending Mayor Harvey Johnson’s signature and the filing of the decree in court….
By Monica Land PASCAGOULA – For the second time in less than two weeks, a second man has been killed at an industrial plant in Pascagoula. Twenty-year-old Jeremy Moore of Moss Point died around 8 a.m. Friday morning after an explosion at Mississippi Phosphates. The explosion killed Moore and injured Jeff Beck and another unidentified […]