Mississippi Issues

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

Report from The Sierra Club & Oil Change International: FAIL: HOW THE KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE FLUNKS THE CLIMATE TEST

Tar Sands 101
"Tar sands (or bitumen) has a very high carbon content compared to other sources of oil. Extracting and upgrading oil from tar sands can be as much as 4.5 times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than oil from other conventional North American crude sources. Additionally, during the refining process, 15-30

MISSISSIPPI ISSUES: MS Politicians Pushing to Bring Nuclear Waste to Salt Domes--Again

"Energy Institute to pitch storing nuclear waste in Mississippi.
While proponents tout job creation, opponents say it could create image problem"
(Clarion Ledger, August 23)

State Sierra Club spokesman Louie Miller said: “You’ve got to be kidding me. We went through this fight 30 years ago. Does Mississippi not have a bad enough image problem nationally without becoming a radioactive dump for the U.S. and probably the rest of the world? … I don’t care how many jobs it creates, if any. Think of how many it would destroy. This is a bad idea. This is something you don’t want in your backyard.”

CONSENSUS BUILDING AGAINST KEMPER PLANT Guest editorial by Wyatt Emmerich, Publisher, Northside Sun

AUGUST 14TH, JACKSON MS Southern Company – a $17 billion utility holding company out of Atlanta – has a statutory responsibility as a Mississippi monopoly to provide its captive customers electricity at a reasonable rate. Kemper is the dessert ending a 12-course gourmet meal paid for by Mississippi taxpayers for the benefit of Southern shareholders. It’s Southern’s turn to pick up the check.

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