MPC Continues Work at Lignite Plant

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Environmental organizations have asked regulators and the state Supreme Court to stop construction at
Mississippi Power Company's $2.7 billion coal power plant in Kemper County.

The groups filed a motion Thursday asking the court to finalize its March 15 ruling, which would officially revoke the approval for the Kemper coal plant.

Sierra Club director Louie Miller says state law prohibits construction of a power plant without the valid approval of the Public Service Commission.

The Supreme Court had ruled that the PSC failed to lay out clear reasoning for why it eased financial terms under which Mississippi Power could build the plant.

Earlier this week, the Sierra Club asked the Public Service Commission to convene a meeting to work out a plan for a safe and orderly shutdown of construction activities at the site.

MPC corporate spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says the company hopes the PSC will address the issue quickly.


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  • by billy Location: meridian on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    ____ tree huggin hippies need to get out Ms bussiness and go back to Cali or Washington or where ever they came from
  • by voter Location: meridian on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:28 PM
    These tree hugers need to move to California or some other liberal state so they can be with their own kind. This area needs this plant for power and mostly for the jobs and revenue it is creating. I bet the sierra club members live in huge power consuming homes, drive gas drinking suv's and consume tons of paper products just like everyone else. The only difference is they do not have full time labor intensive jobs or they would not have time to beat a dead horse to death. GET A LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE
  • by Zfreid Location: Kemper County on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    People need jobs!!!! Sierra club get a life and stop putting your noses in grown folks business!
  • by Joy Walker Location: Philadelphia, MS on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    Finally, there is industry to support so many people and families that have been out of work, some for a very long time, and you have ignorance trying to shut it down. I bet they drive cars, use electricity and water, live in homes, eat food, etc. just like the rest of us do and never stop to think about the products of nature that they are consuming. They also use paper (made from trees, by the way) to write up silly proposals/oppositions to something that would sustain a large population for a very long time. Shame on you, Sierra Club!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    i dont think they will shut down a 2.7 billion dollar project.
  • by Just me on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM
    Funny....
  • by Local Location: Meridian on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Hey Sierra Club, are you going to help everyone that's working at the plant pay their bills when they get sent home? No because you are not concerned about that are you? People are able to feed their family now because of jobs at the plant. All you are concerned about is accomplishing your agenda. You stupid tree-hugging liberals.
  • by kelly Location: meridian on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    Open the plant and supply some jobs
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