Mississippi Issues

WATCH TONIGHT AT 7PM: ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC

Tonight at 7 PM, the MSNBC news show All In with Chris Hayes features Kemper and the Sierra Club team that fought it with a piece entitled What is Clean Coal?
"Clean Coal has been lauded by everyone from President Bush to President Obama. But how exactly do you make the dirtiest fossil fuel in the world “clean”? All In travels to a $5.5 billion dollar clean coal plant - the Kemper County Energy Facility in Eastern Mississippi – to find out."

ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES COMES TO KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AND MEETS WITH THE SIERRA CLUB

LOUIE MILLER, KEMPER

The MSNBC show All In with Chris Hayes came to Mississippi to report on the settlement between the Sierra Club and Mississippi Power.

SOUTHERN COMPANY LOSING GRIP: AN EDITORIAL FROM WYATT EMMERICH OF THE NORTHSIDE SUN

COURTESY OF: Bigger Pie Forum on August 17, 2014
AN EDITORIAL BY: Wyatt Emmerich | The Northside Sun | Editorials | August 14, 2014

The Southern Co. was dealt a huge — and deserved — blow this week when Mississippi’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously to delay prudency hearings on the controversial “clean coal” plant the utility giant is building in Kemper County.

SIERRA CLUB ENDS 6-YEAR BATTLE OVER KEMPER PLANT, SETS MISSISSIPPI ON PATH TO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Agreement Brings Clean Energy Investments,
Cleaner Air to Mississippi
AUGUST 4, 2014 GULFPORT, MS
– Four years of legal challenges by the Sierra Club to Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Coal Plant have ended in a landmark legal settlement. The agreement brings $15 million in energy efficiency and clean energy investments to the state, sets the stage for homeowners to install solar power and requires power plants in Gulfport, Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama to stop burning coal over the next 20 months.

EDITORIAL FROM THE SUN HERALD: DRILLING IN THE SOUND'S TIME HAS PASSED

JULY 23RD, 2014 FROM THE SUN HERALD
It appears the Mississippi Development Authority has come to its senses on the subject of drilling in the Mississippi Sound and near the barrier islands. The Gulf Restoration Network, which has led the opposition to a plan to lease parts of our state waters to those who would like to explore for oil and natural gas, notes the deadline has passed for the MDA to appeal a Chancery Court ruling in the case.

WE WON!

SIERRA CLUB AND GULF RESTORATION NETWORK APPLAUD CHANCERY COURT DECISION IN OFFSHORE DRILLING LAWSUIT
Chancery Court Judge William Singletary ruled in favor of Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) and Sierra Club in their suit against the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and its efforts to open state waters to offshore drilling. One of GRN and Sierra Club’s main concerns was that MDA failed to properly assess

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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.

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