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 firstname.lastname@example.org Public Service
Commissioner Central District Lynn Posey
(800) 356-6430 email@example.com
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner’s Office Woolfolk Building 501 North West Street Suite 201A Jackson, MS 39201