WTOK reports that on Tuesday evening, Mississippians for Affordable Energy protested the financial burden that Kemper County coal plant would place on ratepayers. They held signs with slogans such as “We can’t afford Kemper” and “No Cronyism.”
Also under criticism was Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey, who voted for Kemper and was having a fundraising dinner that night.
Protester Linda St. Martin expressed her concerns stemming from problems with past commissioners: “As you know in the 1980’s, two of our public service commissioners, Lynn Havens and W.D. Snyder, they went to the federal penitentiary, for extortion and bribery over the Grand Gulf,” she said.
Police eventually asked the protesters to leave.