The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposed settlement with Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TESI) and Utility Services, LLC to address violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including effluent violations and unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. These companies have agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement extensive improvements to, 18 wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection and transmission systems located in Mississippi.
Thrifty Conservation Effort at Hold Collier National Wildlife Refuge Benefits Threatened Black Bear in Mississippi
Partnership restores high value forest habitat and honors legacy of renowned African-American sportsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the completion of a multi-year effort to add 724 acres of restored forest to Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Greenville, Mississippi. Reforested with native bottomland hardwood tree species, the land will provide ideal habitat for the federally threatened Louisiana black bear as well as breeding and replenishing grounds for large numbers of resident and migratory birds.
Alliance AutoGas Announces Popular Ford 2012 and 2013 EPA Certifications for Propane Vehicle Conversions
Full coverage of F-Series fleets close at hand
National clean vehicle and fuel provider Alliance AutoGas announces that it has recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering 10 of the widely popular 2012 and 2013 Ford vehicle platforms. The year, make and model families for which Alliance AutoGas has received EPA certification of the Prins VSI System include:
Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State in 2013 with California Close Behind at #2, Mississippi is Most Improved
Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL
5 States Most Needing Improvement : ND, WY, SD, AK, MS
5 Most Improved States: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV
Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states---including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia---taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by ACEEE. For the first time in the history of the State Scorecard, the 2013 ranking of the states is being released with the participation of a U.S. Department of Energy secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz, along with a top elected official of a state, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Over 90 members, partners and affiliates of Alliance AutoGas representing 35 U.S states plus international representatives from Netherlands and Canada met for an annual gathering this month in Biloxi, MS.
Alliance AutoGas is a national consortium of more than 85 autogas partners and fueling providers, certified conversion centers, technology providers and supportive affiliates. The Alliance is the largest integrated network of clean fueling, vehicle conversion and high-performance technical expertise in the U.S -- converting vehicle fleets from gasoline to clean-burning, domestic propane AutoGas and provides on-site fueling infrastructure, operational & safety training as well as ongoing fuel provision and technical support.
Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Support Small Socially Disadvantaged Producers and Renewable Energy Projects
Also Announces Funds to Improve Medical Services in Mississippi Delta Region
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Jackson, Miss., and announced new investments to support producers and rural communities throughout Mississippi. The Secretary announced funding for renewable energy projects, projects to improve public health in the Mississippi Delta region and awards to support small, socially-disadvantaged agriculture producers. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.