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Mississippi Resident Receives First Place EPA Gulf Guardian Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Mississippi resident Tracie Sempier with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category. The awards ceremony was held today at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.


EPA, Partners Mark Completion of Expanded Roadway and Drainage Ditch at the Kerr-McGee Superfund Site in Columbus, Miss.

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined state and local partners to mark the successful completion of the 14th Avenue Ditch Improvement Project (DIP) at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Columbus, Miss. The project resulted from the close collaboration among federal, state and local stakeholders, including the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust (Multistate Trust), the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the City of Columbus and the Memphis Town Community Advisory Group (CAG).


Mississippi Power files to increase its solar portfolio to more than 100 MW

Mississippi Power is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another utility-scale solar electric generating farm, this time with solar provider Origis Energy.

The company, and Origis, are working to develop a 52 MW solar project on 485 acres in Sumrall, Miss. pending approval by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.


Mississippi State University Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Mississippi State University with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum’s rain garden program in Starkville, Miss. The award was given at a ceremony during the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Atlanta, Ga.


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