Download and print a Flyer for distribution by clicking Kemper Coal Flyer III, Will’s edits–final:
Mississippi Power Company will raise your electric bill as much as 45% to pay for the expensive, dirty and unnecessary Kemper Coal experiment: unless you take action!
Mississippi Power spent millions lobbying state legislators to shift the cost of this highly experimental, $2.88 billion power plant from its stockholders to its residential customers. Besides being expensive, the Kemper plan’s also dirty. It includes a huge strip mine and coal ash dump that will pollute the Pascagoula River, its headwaters and wetlands and even the Mississippi Sound. And if the experimental “clean coal” process doesn’t work, Kemper will be a major source of air pollution.
Finally, a new plant is unnecessary: there’s already more than enough unused generating capacity in the MPC service area. Natural gas fired plants have 12 times the capacity proposed at Kemper! The Kemper plan will make windfall profits for Mississippi Power but hand all the expense, and the risk, to residential ratepayers, who’ll see no benefit at all.
Kemper Coal: Bad for your budget; Bad for our water; Bad for our air.
It can be stopped, however: The Mississippi Supreme Court recently denied the Kemper permit and sent it back to the Public Service Commission for more review. At the first review, in April 2010, Commissioner Brandon Presley voted NO, as did Leonard Bentz. Mr. Bentz, however, changed his vote to YES in May 2010, for reasons that the Supreme Court found unconvincing.
We, the people of Mississippi, need to tell Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey to change their votes to “No” and STOP KEMPER COAL!
Call, e-mail, or write:
Public Service Commissioner Southern District Leonard Bentz (First Priority!) (800) 356-6429 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Service Commissioner Central District Lynn Posey (800) 356-6430 email@example.com
Public Service Commissioner Northern District Brandon Presley (800) 356-6428 firstname.lastname@example.org (Thank Mr. Presley!)
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner’s Office ,Woolfolk Building 501 North West Street Suite 201A Jackson, MS 39201
MS Power Company Media Relations Coordinator: Jeff Shepard (228) 864-1611