Mississippi Issues

MISSISSIPPI ISSUES: ABOUT OUR SENIOR ORGANIZING REPRESENTATIVE, Louie Miller

Mississippi Sierra Club director Louie Miller

JACKSON, MS BY STAFF
The 1973 Murrah High School graduate has had his share of political wins. He cut his teeth on the 1980s Shoccoe Dam brouhaha, when floodplain developers sought to bury Miller's fledgling blueberry farm under 40 feet of river water. After joining the Sierra Club as an employee in 1991 (he has been a member since 1980), the Shoccoe resident proved instrumental in preventing the state from becoming the nation's hazardous waste dump.

Mississippi Power Tries to Keep Public, Sierra Club out of Kemper Expense Proceedings

The Kemper Project, so far.

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Power Company (MPC) shocked consumers when it asked the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) Friday afternoon (Feb. 21) to block the Sierra Club from participating in the proceedings to determine how much customers should pay for the company’s over budget, months-delayed Kemper County coal plant. The proceedings, known as prudency review, are the only opportunity for consumer advocates and the public to ask tough questions and challenge Mississippi Power’s attempts to charge customers billions for the coal plant.

OPPOSITION TO KEMPER PLANT GROWS: STATE LAWMAKERS FILE BILLS TO REPEAL MISSISSIPPI POWER BOND LAW

JACKSON, MS - BY LOUIE MILLER JANUARY 29, 2014
As the movement against the Kemper County coal plant continues to grow, Mississippi State Representative Jeff Guice (R-Ocean Springs) and Senator Albert Butler (D-Port Gibson) have introduced bills to repeal last year’s legislation authorizing Mississippi Power Company to issue bonds and force customers to pay for them.

WE HIT A HOME RUN!

JACKSON, MS
JANUARY 7TH, 2014
BY LOUIE MILLER

The long awaited Chancery Court Hearing on the Sierra Club and Gulf Restoration Network challenge to the Mississippi Development Authority's so-called rules allowing seismic, leasing and drilling came to pass yesterday.

PROTEST AT KEMPER

DEKALB, MS BY STEVE SHEPARD NOV. 8, 2013 Steve attended last Friday's protest at the Kemper Plant, when it was visited by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Governor Phil Bryant and some other foreign dignitaries, and he was interviewed by Norwegian televison. Here's his first person account. "I said on-camera that I thought Norwegians were too smart to build a plant like the Kemper Plant, and that it was too dirty and expensive, and could only get built in Mississippi because we are the dumbest state in the nation."

LET'S PROTECT CUSTOMERS, NOT KEMPER!

Jackson, MS NOV. 1, 2013
BY STATE DIRECTOR
LOUIE MILLER

The cost on the construction of the Kemper Coal Plant just reached the $5 billion mark. This now makes Kemper one of the most expensive power plants ever constructed in the USA on a per megawatt basis.

TELL THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO SAY NO TO KEMPER

Tell the PSC to say No to Kemper! The cost on the construction of the Kemper Coal Plant just reached the $5 billion mark.

TELL GOVERNOR BRYANT AND THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE WE DON'T WANT TAR SANDS DEVELOPMENT

SIGN THE PETITION
Tar sands development in Mississippi will negatively affect the health and safety of the people of the state, their communities, and our beautiful and natural Mississippi environment.

Bentz' Replacement: A Company Man

Steve Shepard, President of the Coast Group, shares his impressions of the new PSC Commissioner for the Southern District. Renfroe was chosen to "hold down" the spot for the next Republican who chooses to run in 2015, but he will have the crucial deciding vote in issues concerning Mississippi Power's Kemper Coal Plant, especially ratepayer responsibility for funding the plant.

THERE'S NO NEED FOR LIGHT BULBS, WE'LL ALL GLOW IN THE DARK: D'oh!

From Louie Miller, Sierra Club Senior Organizing Representative: I had to pass along this hysterical take on our esteemed Governor's plan to bring all the nation's nuclear waste to our state. It's from Marty Russell, a columnist for the Daily Journal.
Finally the state of Mississippi has decided to join the 21st century after spending about the last 200 years in the 18th. Now I know some will argue that the Republican leadership in Jackson is just looking for a way to make a quick buck and claim job creation after the state was rejected as a proposed site for a landfill for all of New York’s and California’s household garbage

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