Mississippi News

Time for the Southeast to Act on Climate

Heather McTeer Toney, the new Southeast EPA Administrator, published an Op-Ed in the Jackson Free Press (and other papers) celebrating Earth Day by explaining how everyone can lower emissions by becoming energy efficient. This year's Earth Day theme is: "Act on Climate."

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Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

Tallamy Event Poster

Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is the author of "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants." He will speak on April 14 in Oxford. See details in full article. Check out his website: http://bringingnaturehome.net/

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.

Mississippi Power Customers: CALCULATE YOUR KEMPER BILL

home electric power meter

An easy-to-use calculator that shows how much money in your Mississippi Power bill is going for building the Kemper energy facility, not for the electricity you use.

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.

NEW PSC COMMISSIONER STEVE RENFRO SPEAKS AT STENNIS INSTITUTE LUNCHEON

DECEMBER 2ND, JACKSON MS
Recently appointed Southern District Public Service Commissioner Steve Renfroe spoke yesterday at the Stennis Institute Capitol Press Forum at The Capitol Club in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Sierra Club's own Louie Miller was there, and Gulf Coast group member Steve Shepard was mentioned in Renfro's opening remarks. Mississippi Public Broadcasting was also there and filed this report.

GREAT ROOFTOP SOLAR ARTICLE: WATCH THE VIDEO

California utilities are leading the pack in actually cutting people off from the grid if they install solar + batteries. This short article documents the "revolution" and includes two short videos, one with Michael Brune of the Sierra Club and one from PBS.

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DRAW THE LINE DEMONSTRATION AT STATE CAPITOL IN JACKSON

On September 21st, around 30 people rallied at the state capitol in Jackson and joined thousands of others across the U.S. in a national day of action against the Keystone XL pipeline. The event was organized by Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability (MASS) and featured speakers from the Mississippi Green Party, Gulf Restoration Network, Southern Energy Network, and MASS.

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