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Mississippi OKs coal mine to feed Kemper power plant

JACKSON — A Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality permit board gave final approval Tuesday to a plan by Liberty Fuels to mine lignite, a soft form of coal, from about 1,000 acres in Kemper County over the next five years. The mine would feed the coal-fired power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building nearby. Environmentalists have fought mine permits ...

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Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone

Included in the April 24 order granting a new certificate of public convenience and necessity for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant was a portion of the March report from the project’s independent monitors. The report, which monitors file monthly, said that 91 percent of the company’s contingency has been allocated, with the project 26 percent complete. Included in ...

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Sierra Club still against MPC Kemper coal plant

The Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club is already planning its next challenge to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. Public service commissioners voted 2-1 last week to reissue the plant’s certificate of public convenience and necessity. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley was the dissenting vote. Last week’s action became necessary March 15, when the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled ...

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Blakeslee handed gavel

President of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning Robin Robinson has passed the gavel to incoming president Ed Blakeslee at a Board meeting held today in Jackson. Blakeslee will officially take the seat on April 1. Blakeslee was appointed to the IHL Board of Trustees by former Gov. Haley Barbour in May 2004. His term ...

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Kemper deadline met, PSC mull proposed orders

Last Monday was the deadline for parties to submit proposed final orders related to Mississippi Power Company’s lignite coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County. Joining longtime adversaries MPC and the Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club was Florida-based Entegra Power Group, which markets electric power from natural gas-fueled plants to wholesale customers. In their submissions, each entity offers its preferred ...

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Read April 9 issue of the MBJ online

“A POPULAR TARGET” Vicksburg’s old river bridge most-struck on Mississippi River By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION “Kemper deadline met, commissioners mull over proposed order” — by Clay Chandler >> INFINITY LIFTS OFF Ribbon cut on $42 million science center is Mississippi milestone in tourism and education — by Stephen McDill >> Q&A Drew Snyder, Assistant Secretary of State ...

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning clearly when it changed the ...

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(UPDATED) PSC wants proposals from MPC, Sierra Club on Kemper plant

>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. KEMPER COUNTY — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning clearly when it changed the ...

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Supreme Court decision possible setback for Kemper County coal plant

JACKSON- In a 9-0 decision March 15, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Mississippi Power Company to build a coal-fired generation plant in Kemper County was not based on “substantial evidence presented,” as required by law. The decision was in response to a challenge to ...

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Read the March 26 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — “WHAT NOW?” State Supreme Court decision could leave $2.8 billion Kemper County coal plant back at square one or could be a small bump in the road. PSC regulators must reciew the findings. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>TRANSPORTATION: Legislation enabling rail authorities advances: — by Clay Chandler >> New home insurer doing ...

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