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BLANTON: MISSISSIPPI POWER GAVE SUPREME COURT NO LEGAL BASIS TO REVERSE REFUND

BY PAUL HAMPTON/SUN HERALD
Hattiesburg oilman Tom Blanton on Thursday filed his latest response in a long-running battle with Mississippi Power over its 2013 rate increase. "There is no legal or factual basis for the Court to reverse its position and rule in Mississippi Power Company's favor," the response begins. "The majority and concurring opinions issued by the Court on February 12, 2015, are cogent, tightly considered opinions."

NEW YORK JUST SHOWED EVERY OTHER STATE HOW TO DO SOLAR RIGHT

"This is as exciting as the Public Service Commission gets." NRDC attorney Raya Salter
— From Mother Jones, Article by Tim McDonnell
New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it's already among the nation's solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to power more than 10,000 homes.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS A BARGAIN: LOUIE MILLER

BY LOUIE MILLER
Your neighborhood: It’s where your kids play, where your friends and family live. It’s home.
And now your home could provide security in a whole new way — by helping keep the lights on. If Mississippi moves forward with a comprehensive rooftop solar program, our neighborhoods could power our homes, boost our economy and protect the wild places that make our state great.

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CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BATTLE OVER SOLAR IN FLORIDA

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
WASHINGTON -- A Florida effort to expand access to solar power has become a face-off between two factions of the conservative movement. The group Conservatives for Energy Freedom is blasting Americans for Prosperity for what it called a "campaign of deception" against a ballot initiative that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to install rooftop solar energy.

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Climate Change Demands Marshall Plan Levels of Response

FROM THE GUARDIAN/UK
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane.

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: JUSTICE ON KEMPER FROM THE MISSISSIPPI SUPREMES

Last Thursday's decision from the Mississippi Supreme Court was stunning and emphatic.

State Supreme Court rules against PSC's allowing early customer prepayment for Kemper

STARGAZING ON THE COAST: FEBRUARY 14TH

NEXT COAST OUTING: STARGAZING FEBRUARY 14, 2015, 7:30 TO 10:00 PM--BRING BINOCULARS
Christopher Verdery has planned a very different outing for February, the last best month for winter time clear skies. Starting February 14—Saturday night—we will meet at the Taco Bell next to the entrance to the Gulf Islands National Seashore at 7:30 pm, so we can drive together to the boat landing inside the park

THE FOREST NEEDS YOU AGAIN!

2015 Annual De Soto Ranger District Cleanup
The forest needs you, again! This is the 22nd year dedicated people like you have volunteered to help restore and beautify the De Soto National Forest. Please join us and help us care for this precious resource. April 11, 2015 Registration: 7:30 AM. To volunteer contact: Marilyn Stone at 601 528-6160.

LAND CONSERVATION RESOURCE SUMMIT: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

Land Conservation Resource Summit - Location: Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, MS, on February 24th, from 6:00pm CT - 8:00pm CT
This resource summit will give the public an opportunity to have a conversation regarding land conservation, which is one of the three priority resources identified by the public during the community conversations. Participants will also receive more information about the Mississippi Comprehensive Ecosystem Restoration Tool (MCERT) and how it will be utilized in the restoration process. For more information, please go to http://www.restore.ms/resource-summits/.

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