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January 27, 2010 601/961-5277
MDEQ ACCEPTS CHOCTAW GAS INTO enHANCE PROGRAM
(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) recently accepted GDF SUEZ Choctaw Gas Generation of Ackerman as an Associate in its enHance program. enHance is a voluntary stewardship program that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to facilities, cities, counties, and other entities who are interested in the program, and applicants can choose from three tiers: Associate, Steward, or Leader.
“We are pleased that Choctaw Gas has joined the enHance program, and they should be commended for their commitment to doing good work and their leadership in achieving standards beyond their environmental permit requirements,” said Trudy Fisher, MDEQ Executive Director.
“Choctaw Gas Generation and our parent company, GDF SUEZ, are committed to upholding high environmental quality goals and maintaining compliance. We are proud to be involved with the MDEQ’s enHance Program and look forward to future environmental achievements,” said Bob Bond, Choctaw Gas Generation Plant Manager.
The enHance 2010 class includes three Leaders: Caterpillar High Performance Extrusions (Oxford), Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) (Gulfport), and Southern Natural Gas - Pickens Station (Pickens). Five Stewards were selected: Columbus Brick (Columbus), Leaf River Cellulose, LLC (New Augusta), Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (Gulfport), Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (Ocean Springs), and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (Pascagoula). The three Associate members are: GDF SUEZ Choctaw Gas Generation (Ackerman), GDF SUEZ Red Hills Power Plant (Ackerman), and Gulf States Manufacturers - a Nucor Company (Starkville).
Information about the program is available at: http://www.deq.state.ms.us/enhance.
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