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Leading Edge Aviation Services Sentenced for Unlawful Handling of Hazardous Waste at Greenville, Miss. Facility


Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, together with Maureen O’Mara, Special Agent in Charge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program in the Southeast, announces:

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. (Leading Edge), a corporation headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Glen Davidson, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, following a guilty plea to one felony count of treating, storing, or disposing of hazardous waste without a permit at Leading Edge’s now shuttered Greenville, Mississippi, facility.


GreenTech Automotive Hosts Job Fair in Tunica, Miss.

More than 375 turn out for 40 open positions at new all-electric car production facility

GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, held the first planned job fair at its new production facility in Tunica, Mississippi, on Saturday, November 1. More than 375 prospective employees attended the fair to learn about and apply for 40 open positions.


EPA Meets with Leaders in Gulfport to Lay Groundwork for Federal Working Group to Address Community Concerns

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are meeting with leaders from the Turkey Creek and North Gulfport communities in Gulfport, Miss. to lay the groundwork for a Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG), an initiative to focus resources from multiple federal agencies to help meet economic, environmental and community needs.


EPA Awards Mississippi State University with a Grant to Help Design Sustainable Technologies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards Mississippi State University with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award for the 2014-2015 school year. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solutions to sustainable challenges in the developed and developing world.


Girl Scouts in Mississippi Invited to Launch of the Gulf Awareness Patch

Girl Scouts in Mississippi will soon have an opportunity to earn a “Gulf Awareness Patch,” demonstrating their commitment to preserving the Gulf Coast ecosystem, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.


The Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. Receives $270,566 to Increase Awareness and Action on Gulf Issues

The U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. (Weeks Bay) has received a $270,566 through a cooperative agreement for the project “A Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Initiative.” This project will be directed under the leadership of Michael Shelton, Coastal Training Program Coordinator of Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc.


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