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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


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