Salt dome foes keep eye on project - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Salt dome foes keep eye on project

RICHTON, Miss. (AP) - Foes of a government plan to store petroleum reserves in salt domes in Mississippi say they are not placated by the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to remove the project from its budget.

Last month, the DOE redirected the project's $71 million to operation and maintenance of the existing Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Previously, the government proposed using the Richton Salt Dome to store 160 million barrels of oil.

Eric Richards of Gulf Conservation Coalition, which opposes the storage plan, tells the Mississippi Press he is pleased with the announcement.

Richards says, however, that environmental groups are watching to see if Congress somehow works the money back into the DOE budget.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:27:55 GMT
    A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

    More >>

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

    More >>
  • breaking

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:04:33 GMT

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

    More >>

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

    More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

Powered by Frankly