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BPF promotes environmental regulatory reform and actively engages the bureaucracy regulating flooding on the Mississippi River. BPF believes mitigating the flooding by using Old River Control Complex would give Mississippians back their privately owned land.

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Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

by BPF Published November 13, 2020 A wastewater sample that originated from a Brandon-based chemical plant and dumped into the city of Jackson’s sewer system exploded in the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s laboratory in Pearl in 2017, according to a DEQ inspection report.

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Gold Coast Commodities Sued by City of Brandon Over Corrosive Discharge

A Brandon-based manufacturer is being sued by the city of Brandon for damage to its sewer system caused by its corrosive discharge, which has also been dumped into Jackson’s sewer system.

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Water, Water Everywhere: Part 2

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Part 2

The batture lands along the river are a harbinger of a changing river that is less and less under control of the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Pearl River Flooding

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Part 1

In 2020, it’s the Pearl River flooding the Jackson Metro area and downstream. The Big Black is flooding as well as lower stretches of the Mississippi River. In 2019, it was the Yazoo River flooding the Lower Mississippi Delta, as well as flooding along the Missouri and Lower Mississippi Rivers.
Photo Credit: Clarion Ledger

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BPF MS River Flooding Project 2020

Mississippi River Flooding Lawsuit Against Corps of Engineers Moves Forward

The Mississippi River flooding lawsuit against the Corps of Engineers will move forward after the Honorable Elaine Kaplan ruled against their Motion to Dismiss directly from the bench the day of the hearing in Natchez.

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MDAC MRC 2019

Mississippi River Commission Testimony: MDAC Commissioner Andy Gipson in Vicksburg August 2019

The 2019 flood has had a tremendous impact on Mississippi’s agricultural industry.  Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce – Andy Gipson presents the losses before the Mississippi River Commission.

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Mississippi Secretary of State testifying before the MRC

Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann in Vicksburg August 2019

Concerns about the detrimental effects occurring in the Mississippi Sound due to the freshwater intrusion from opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway this year coupled with the USACE’s decision to not open the Morganza Floodway prompts Secretary Hosemann to urge the Corps. of Engineers to find alternatives to the current operation.

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