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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

Major Egg Producer Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

The EPA and US Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division have announced a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Mississippi. Under the settlement, Cal-Maine will bring the facility into … Read more »

BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

BP Releases $627 Million Plan for Oil Spill Restoration

Toxic chemicals associated with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be linked to continued problems growing oysters in Louisiana waters as well as the deaths of hundreds of bottlenosed dolphins and thousands of sea turtles and migratory waterfowl, according to an environmental assessment released Friday. The assessment also says … Read more »

Mississippi

Mississippi ‘Most Improved’ State in Energy Efficiency

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 the American Council for … Read more »

BASF

BASF, Heritage Plastics Bring Compostable Bioplastic Manufacturing to US

BASF has formed a manufacturing partnership with Heritage Plastics to produce ecovio-certified compostable products in North America. The partnership enables BASF to begin manufacturing its ecovio bioplastic outside of Europe and focus on growth in the North American market, the company says. Production of ecovia has begun at the Heritage … Read more »