I appreciate this opportunity to testify again. Last year I talked about flooding at our farm in the Natchez reach 20 miles above the Old River Control Complex. Today I’m talking about flooding in the Baton Rouge reach below Old River. I hope to show that ORCC can reduce the height, duration, and frequency of […]
“… it’s very unlikely that the gasifier will work by the June hearing. Which means there will be no consideration of its “used and usefulness.” Which means it will not be deemed “prudent.” Which means customers don’t have to pay for it. Except they already are.”
The record January flood was unusual. But major floods aren’t. Mississippi has had seven in the last ten years.
The PSC has not been useful. It does not deserve customers’ trust. Or the publics’. Or the legislatures’. It does not deserve more responsibility. Can the new Chairman and commissioners restore trust?
“Kelley Williams, chairman of the Bigger Pie Forum…said he suspects even the current estimate is a ‘low-ball number.’”
The river is primed for another major flood. It has a record 16 foot head start. But there is still time to reduce this – and the odds of a major flood.
Kemper flunks Economics 101. The PSC flunks Human Nature 101. Customers don’t want to pay more to make environmentalists happy – or to pay for the PSC’s and Mississippi Power’s mistakes. They shouldn’t have to.
I want to thank the Mississippi River Commission for the opportunity to speak. I appreciate what you do. And the Corps too. You have a mission impossible. You are supposed to tame the Mississippi River and prevent another 1927 flood. So you developed the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries Project. It has worked – so far. […]
The Mississippi River Commission held a public hearing in Natchez last Wednesday aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. It got an earful.
The engineering answer is simple. The politics aren’t. Here’s the story.