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.
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.
EEECHO's Work at Port of Gulfport
October 25, 2019
Port of Gulfport's Construction Plans on Hold After Opponents File Appeal
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.
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.
EEECHO's Concern Over Port of Gulfport Construction Plan
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.
EEECHO's Work in Turkey Creek
Katherine at COP
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