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Entergy Mississippi cuts rates by $102M as natural gas dips

Entergy Mississippi cuts rates by $102M as natural gas dips

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entergy Mississippi just can’t cut electrical rates fast enough to keep up with falling natural gas prices, and Mississippi Power Co. isn’t far behind. The unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. will cut rates by $102 million in coming months on its 442,000 Mississippi customers. For residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatts of electricity per month, ...

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Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

NEW ORLEANS — A coastal Louisiana parish on Thursday voted to drop its lawsuits against oil and gas companies over damages officials had said the oil industry caused to wetlands by digging numerous canals. The Plaquemines Parish council voted to dismiss 21 suits it had pending against 68 oil companies, officials and a lawyer said. The vote took place at ...

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Next governor will play crucial role in future of coast

NEW ORLEANS — The next governor will play a crucial role in Louisiana’s coastal crisis — either by aggressively working to save the coast or missing a prime opportunity to stop the state from slipping further into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana is poised to receive about $8.7 billion in settlement money over damages caused by BP’s catastrophic 2010 Gulf ...

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Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take “corrective actions” in response to concerns raised by federal regulators. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Baker called on the company to analyze the root causes of previous shutdowns at the Plymouth plant and make all necessary repairs. The letter was ...

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