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THE PREMIERE GULF COAST SCREENING OF "CATCHING THE SUN"

The Mobile Bay Sierra Club is pleased to host this must-see film! An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform and enliven the way you see the future, and the wonderful economic opportunities the transition to clean energy represents!

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER BRITTON SAYS KEMPER PLANT DOCUMENTS TO BE UNSEALED

By Mon Mussiett, Reporter MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -
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The newly elected Public Service Commissioner is unsealing confidential documents related to the Kemper Power Plant. Mississippi PSC for the Southern district Sam Britton made the announcement during the Friends of the Jones County Public Libraries annual meeting. Britton says the Public Service commission staff will be evaluating and lawfully unsealing confidential documents filed in the prior certificate case.
FROM WDAM.

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REQUIRED READING: A TELL IT LIKE IT IS EDITORIAL FROM THE CONSERVATIVE PUBLISHER ​​OF 22 WEEKLIES IN MISSISSIPPI

FROM THE NORTHSIDE SUN
WYATT EMMERICH, PUBLISHER

RURAL COOPERATIVES FIGHT SOLAR POWER TOOTH AND NAIL
Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine. Last year, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) stipulated new net metering rules for Entergy and Mississippi Power Company to promote solar power. In response, Mississippi's nonprofit rural co-ops, which supply electricity to 60 percent of Mississippi homes, are seeking legislative exclusion from the new pro-solar rules.

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Pascagoula River Among America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2016

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Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Pascagoula River in Mississippi and Alabama among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2016 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that a misguided dam-building scheme poses to the river and its communities. (www.AmericanRivers.org/Pascagoula)
Two proposed dams on key Pascagoula River tributaries, Big Cedar Creek and Little Cedar Creek, would cause permanent damage to the river’s fish and wildlife, recreation opportunities and natural heritage. Instead of helping communities manage future floods and droughts as the boosters claim, the dams would do just the opposite, making people and property more vulnerable. The dams and reservoirs are being pushed by the Pat Harrison Waterway District and George County Board of Supervisors.

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MISSISSIPPI REACHES AGREEMENT IN BP OIL SPILL DISASTER CASE

(From a MDEQ press release jointly released by Governor Bryant and Attorney General Hood)
Mississippi Reaches Landmark Agreement in BP Oil Spill Disaster Case
(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that the federal court in New Orleans approved a settlement among the Gulf States, United States, and BP totaling approximately $18.7 billion related to claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a result of the settlement, an additional $1.5 billion will come to Mississippi for natural resource damages and civil penalties under the Clean Water Act. These funds will be distributed to the state over the next 17 years and are in addition to $659 million of early funding already received. In all, Mississippi is receiving a total of nearly $2.174 billion in compensation.

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MUSEUM TO MARKET TRAIL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: NatureFEST! TRAIL HIKES

JACKSON, MS-- Join us as we celebrate NatureFEST! with our partners at the Museum of Natural Science. We'll be taking participants on guided trail hikes on the Museum to Market trail throughout the day. We'll have expert guides to tell you about the existing trail and update you on the plans for the Museum to Market Trail. For more info visit CLICK HERE.

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CENTRAL GROUP: ANNOUNCING OUR MUSEUM TO MARKET TRAIL OUTDOOR ADVENTURES PROGRAM

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JACKSON, MS-- As part of the year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the Sierra Club Foundation has funded the Mississippi Sierra Club Central Group's Museum to Market Trail Outdoor Adventures program. Watch this space for more announcements.

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Briefing on the Settlement’s Efficiency & Renewables Program – Nov. 17, 2015

The Program set up by the Sierra/MS Power Settlement—Energy Efficiency for low-income housing and Renewable projects for non-profit and educational organizations—is on its way to the utility’s service area. David Perkes of GCCDS (http://gccds.org/) gives us an update.

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Save the Pascagoula River - stop the fake lakes

Read the entire article to find out how you can add your voice. Watch the beautiful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g5BJ82seUk&feature=youtu.be

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POINT-COUNTERPOINT: EPA POLICY'S IMPACT

FROM THE CLARION LEDGER
AUGUST 15, 2015
The Clarion-Ledger invited Ron Aldridge, Mississippi state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, and Louie Miller, state director of the Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club, to provide their thoughts on this week’s Point/Counterpoint question.

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