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EPA Awards Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors a 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a competitive cooperative agreement with the Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors (MCBM) to reduce lead exposure and mitigate the negative impacts of old, inadequate housing stock for low-income, minority families and children throughout the Mississippi Delta. The agreement is one of 12 EPA has reached with community-based organizations nationwide, totaling about $1.4 million in funding, under this initiative.

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Sierra Club Ends 6-Year Battle Over Kemper Plant, Sets Mississippi on Path to Clean Energy Economy

Power Plant in MississippiAgreement Brings Clean Energy Investments, Cleaner Air to Mississippi

Four years of legal challenges by the Sierra Club to Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Coal Plant have ended in a landmark legal settlement. The agreement brings $15 million in energy efficiency and clean energy investments to the state, sets the stage for homeowners to install solar power and requires power plants in Gulfport, Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama to stop burning coal over the next 20 months.

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EPA to participate at the 1st Annual Mayor’s Walk in Columbus, Miss. to Promote Asthma Awareness

In an effort to bring asthma awareness to the Columbus, Miss. community, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will participate at the 1st Annual Mayor’s Walk in Columbus, Miss.  The theme of the event is "To Lead by Example, Inspire and Empower the Community by Improving the Quality of Health”.  EPA will provide information on common asthma triggers and ways to reduce exposure to indoor and outdoor pollutants linked to asthma. 

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Johnson Controls integrates technology to create smart learning environment for Mississippi students

Johnson Controls helps Oxford School District reduce costs by $6 million to fund connection of education and building systems

High school students in Oxford, Miss. now take their seats in a high-tech, energy efficient school created in partnership with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries. Oxford School District used money saved from energy efficiency upgrades to fund an integrated technology environment where building systems communicate with learning tools to improve the safety, productivity and comfort of students and teachers.

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