According to the report below, land appraisals by the Harrison County Utility Authority have been way below fair market value in at least a number of cases. And unless the land owners went to court to challenge the appraisal, they wouldn’t even know. If a government entity needs your land for an important public use, […]
To Civil War buffs the irony is clear – on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Power (MP) is a company under heavy siege.
Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Gulf Coast residents weigh in on electric bill increases that will fund Mississippi Power’s Kemper County clean coal plant. Upcoming electricity bill increases due to Mississippi Power Company’s $4-billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper […]
New federal audit says federal funds were used for land buys and projects that benefited family, friends and associates of former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Director Bill Walker. Since October 2012, the Sun Herald has reviewed thousands of public records, faithfully reporting about cronyism and abuse at Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources as revealed […]
While the Fairness Police (aka Mississippi Public Service Commissioners) ponder what to do, they should not make any prudence determination until they see the Kemper plant operate routinely and know the cost of its electricity.
There is a better solution that the parable’s Billy Frank would agree with. The Kemper project includes an 800-megawatt combined cycle plant that burns syngas from coal or natural gas.
“The link between economic liberty and public morality is not tenuous; it is clear and direct. Economic liberty exists where private property and the rule of law are respected.” In his book Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Robert Sirico makes the cogent point that liberty cannot stand on its own; […]
The Kemper County Coal Gasification plant has been a controversial project since 2009. The two big reasons are the enormous cost for ratepayers — $2.4 billion — and the fact that MP won’t guarantee the plant’s technology will even work.
Gulf Restoration Network joins BPF in challenging the cronyism of the Kemper plant. 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 […]
Three years after it was first proposed, Mississippi Power’s (MP) Kemper County Coal Gasification Plant continues to produce more controversy than kilowatts.