News & Views

We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at EEECHO.

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EEECHO Defending Gulfport's Wetlands

October 29th, 2019

Residents of North Gulfport, led by a group called EEECHO, gathered Tuesday night to learn the latest in what has become a legal battle over a wetlands permit in their community. The state Department of Environmental Quality approved the permit in August.

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EEECHO's Work at Port of Gulfport

October 25, 2019

Port of Gulfport's Construction Plans on Hold After Opponents File Appeal

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EEECHO Brings Climate Education to the Classroom

October 5th, 2019

An area just around the corner in Gulfport looks like a faraway wilderness. The forested grounds bordering Turkey Creek in Gulfport is a gift from the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain. It also makes a great classroom.

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EEECHO's Work with MDEQ and Inland Rail Port

August 13, 2019

MDEQ should protect people and not wedge projects into communities that already have plenty of health and environmental problems to deal with. The August 13th Permit Board meeting was another example of why the MDEQ Environmental Permit Process needs to be examined by the Legislature soon, and made more responsive to the citizens whose health and property are meant to be protected by the agency.

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EEECHO's Concern Over Port of Gulfport Construction Plan

June 9, 2019

Concerns once again are being raised about the Port of Gulfport using the site of a former fertilizer plant for future construction.

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EEECHO's Work with Enviva

July 9, 2019

A state environmental board on Tuesday approved the air quality permit for what could be the largest wood pellet plant in the world, opening the door for the controversial southeast Mississippi facility to break ground later this summer. 

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EEECHO's Work in Turkey Creek

April 16, 2019

There’s new hope for people who live near Turkey Creek in Gulfport and constantly worry about flooding during heavy rains.

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Katherine at COP

June 9, 2019

Katherine Egland, EEECHO's co-founder, was at COP 21-24, and she was interviewed. Watch it

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Katherine Profiled in Southerly Magazine

September 12, 2018

When she was a teenager in 1967, Katherine Egland was one of a dozen students to integrate the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, public school system. As a member of the NAACP youth program, she spent her childhood afternoons with civil rights titans Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. Read More Below