In an example of how challenging crony capitalism can be shared by different interest groups, Andrew Whitehurst over at Gulf Restoration Network celebrated Ashby Foote’s critique of the Kemper plant on his blog:
“In this op-ed, Foote deftly explains how Mississippi Power used inflated estimates of future natural gas prices to justify building this 2.88 billion dollar lignite coal plant and mine. Basically, as Foote puts it, ‘[t]he lignite coal gasification plant in Kemper County isn’t [cost] competitive with today’s natural-gas-fired facilities, and it wasn’t when first proposed back in 2009.'”
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