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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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Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The regulations are open for public ...

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if they should find somewhere else ...

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Sierra taking Kemper decision to Supreme Court

By Amy McCullough Sierra Club attorney Robert Wiygul says he will file his appeal of the Harrison County Chancery Court decision at the state Supreme Court today. Harrison County Chancery Judge Jim Persons released his decision yesterday (Feb. 28) affirming the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to allow a $2.4 billion clean coal plant to be built in Kemper County ...

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Judge affirms Kemper decision

By Amy McCullough kemper-decision (Click this link to read full text.) Harrison County Chancery Judge Jim Persons has affirmed the decision of the Mississippi Public Service Commission to allow the construction of Mississippi Power Company’s $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The decision states: “Under the laws of this State, this Court must give great deference to the ...

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Judge: Kemper appeal decision in 2 weeks

By Amy McCullough GULFPORT – While lawyers prepared for the hearing upstairs, more than 20 Gulf Coast residents rallied in the lobby of the Harrison County Chancery Court on Feb. 14, as Mississippi Sierra Club director Louie Miller explained a lawsuit with a pair of flip flops. Miller held up a pair of the popular beach sandals with the names ...

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Supreme Court dismisses Sierra appeal of Kemper

The Mississippi Supreme Court has dismissed Sierra Club’s appeal of the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the Kemper County IGCC plant. Sierra also filed its appeal in Harrison Chancery Court, where it was stayed pending the Supreme Court’s decision on jurisdiction. Sierra will go forward with its Harrison County suit. The organization filed its lawsuit in both locations, since ...

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Miss. justices send coal suit back to lower court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has sent back to a chancery court a lawsuit that seeks to block a coal-fired, electric-generating plant in east-central Mississippi. The lawsuit was in response to the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to ease restrictions it had put on the project in Kemper County. The Sierra Club has said the plant is ...

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Kemper Coal Plant — Are Commission conditions too much for Miss. Power?

Mississippi Power Company is taking a careful look at whether to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant in Kemper County. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted April 29 to approve the plant – but with several conditions MPC says “seem to make it impossible” to finance or construct. Commissioners Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey approved the plant. Commissioner Brandon ...

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