STOP KEMPER COAL!! AND STOP PSC COMMISSIONERS BENTZ AND POSEY

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AND STOP PSC COMMISSIONER LEONARD BENTZ!! 

On Friday, March 30, the MS Public Service Commission met in what they had declared an “emergency” session for ONE MINUTE and permitted the Mississippi Power Company to continue its construction of its 3 billion dollar boondoggle in Kemper County.  They literally spit in the face of a unanimous 9-0 MS Supreme Court decision on March 15 which ruled they had not given sufficient reasons to justify this corporate scam. There are serious legal issues with what they did.   And Leonard Bentz from the PSC Southern District is directly responsible. He must be stopped NOW! 

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 could pay $15,000 per ratepayer!! 

Kemper Coal: Bad for your budget; Bad for our water; Bad for our air.

We, the people of Mississippi, need to tell Leonard Bentz and Lynn Posey to HALT THEIR ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR, REVERSE THEIR DECISION, STOP ACTING LIKE CORPORATE FASCISTS, OR FACE EFFORTS FOR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!!                  Call, e-mail, or write:

Public Service Commissioner Southern District Leonard Bentz  

(800) 356-6429         southern.district@psc.state.ms.us  Public Service

Commissioner Central District Lynn Posey

(800) 356-6430        central.district@psc.state.ms.us 

Mississippi Public Service Commissioner’s Office            Woolfolk Building   501 North West Street   Suite 201A   Jackson, MS   39201


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3 responses to “STOP KEMPER COAL!! AND STOP PSC COMMISSIONERS BENTZ AND POSEY

  1. I REALLY DON’T LIKE THE PSC RIGHT NOW IT WAS AWFUL THE WAY YOU DISSED THE PUBLIC WHO CAME TO THAT SO-CALLED PUBLIC MEETING ON MARCH 31. PSC SHOULD BE REPLACED! WE NEED THAT COAL PLANT LIKE WE NEED THE BLACK PLAGUE! I GUESS WE”LL HAVE BLACK LUNG INSTEAD! YOU ARE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, NOT THE CORPORATE SERVICE COMMISSION. OH, BY THE WAY, I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO HONOR THE SUPREME COURT RULING. ITS JUST TO BAD THAT MISSISSIPPI POWER DOESN’T tLIKE IT THEY SAY ALL CAPS IN AN E-MAIL MAKES THE RECIPIENT THINK YOU ARE YELLING. I AM YELLING. THIS MISSISSIPPI CITIZEN IS VERY UPSET AND YELLING AT YOU!

  2. It is high time that business interests stopped having free reign to pollute our water, air, land, and communities! This will not stand. There is no turning back from dealing with these issues, and I will not abide this dishonesty! Mississippians, let’s come together and stop this tragedy in the making. No more dirty energy, dirty money, and dirty planet.

  3. You Public Service Commissioners are supposed to be representing us, the citizens of Mississippi.
    However, you choose to represent MS Power like Hitler & Stalin. You have violated your oath to protect the citizens of Mississippi from the Corporate Interests of MS Power. How much were you paid for your vote? That is the only reason I can fathom that you would vote to let MS Power continue with this monstrous boondoggle. You want us to pay $2.88 Billion to build a power plant of unproven technology for MS Power. I don’t see how you can look yourself in the mirror each morning, or do you? You have violated a Supreme Court order and I hope they find you in contempt and fine you every penny you have. A gas powered plant, built by them, MS Power, not us, the MS citizens, would be 60% cleaner and produce 12 times as much power. You obviously have no conscience & I will never vote for you, ever again, unless you change your vote to stop
    this Corporate Robbery on the citizens of MS. We won’t forget how you voted to allow this illegal monstrousity to continue. What goes around, comes around, as you will find out very soon.

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