IMPORTANT: Press Release on Supreme Court Kemper Coal Plant Hearing

Media Advisory From Sierra Club and Gulf Restoration Network 
For Immediate Release
December 13th, 2011
Louie Miller  601-624-3503Raleigh Hoke
504-525-1528, ext. 204 or 573-795-1916

Ratepayers Say ‘No’ to Kemper Coal Outside of Supreme Court Hearing

What: Jackson, MS:Concerned ratepayers, citizens, and groups will gather for a press conference at the New Capitol to say ‘No’ to Mississippi Power’s proposal to build a dirty, unnecessary, and expensive coal plant and mine in Kemper County.  Afterwards, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Sierra Club legal challenge, as to whether or not the Mississippi Public Service Commission acted correctly when it approved a plan to force the ratepayers of Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, and the other twenty counties in the southeast corner of the state to pay for this project, a move that will increase rates as much as 48%.
Who (tentative): Louie Miller, State Director, Mississippi Sierra Club

Barbara Correro, KemperCountyResident

Andrew Whitehurst, Director of Science and Water Policy, Gulf Restoration Network

Billy Bishop, Former Supervisor of Lamar County

Cindi Tarver, STEPS Coalition, Biloxi Ms.

Anne Welch, M.AS.S. Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability

James Parker, Occupy Jackson

Thomas Baldwin and Mippi Schwarts, Occupy Biloxi

Richard Marsh, Gulfport Ms. NAACP

Mary Troupe, Executive Director, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities(Invited)

Where: New Capitol , South Steps (weather permitting) or Capitol rotunda first floor.
When: December 14, 2011, press conference at 12:45 p.m., Supreme Court Hearing begins at 1:30 p.m.
Visuals:                Speakers gathered on steps with concerned citizens holding flip flops inscribed with Bentz and Posey. Signs, and banners with phrases such as “No Blank Check for MS Power” and “Dirty Expensive and Unnecessary.”

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One response to “IMPORTANT: Press Release on Supreme Court Kemper Coal Plant Hearing

  1. Pingback: Blogs Related to Occupy MS Power and Stop Kemper Coal Plant Scam | PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE

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