Sierra Club suing DOE over Kemper coal plant
KEMPER COUNTY — Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Department of Energy’s investment in Mississippi Power’s proposed Kemper County coal plant without proper environmental review.
The Sierra Club is suing the DOE for investing in “risky technology that is inconsistent with the Obama Administration’s stated commitment to invest in clean energy technologies.”
“Wall Street investors have stopped pouring money into dirty coal projects, but DOE has opted to saddle U.S. taxpayers with the costs of yesterday’s technology,” said Louie Miller, director of the Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club. “DOE is acting irresponsibly in giving hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars to subsidize a Fortune 500 corporation like Southern Company to build the dirty, expensive and unnecessary Kemper coal project.”
Source: Sierra Club and Earthjustice
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- (UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service
- Congressional delegation applauds Air Force's decision on Keesler, but not satisfied
- Deal for Jackson-Orlando flights in works with Allegiant
- County rescinds gun ban; sheriff says lawmakers may 'deal with the consequences'
- Businessman involved in Frankel insurance scam dies at 81
- Report: Mississippi sees biggest hike in home insurance premiums in U.S.
- Giles Ward will not seek reelection to Senate
- Great River Industries moving headquarters to Natchez
- Commission to decide if emergency should be declared in Delta school system
- Leadership in Law nomination form