Mississippi River Flooding

Mississippi faces drainage concerns on a large scale with the Mississippi River flooding. egardless of the scale, great havoc can be caused if drainage isn’t properly managed.

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Southern’s Risky Projects are Undercutting Profits and Stock Price

Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss.

Southern violates the first law of holes: when you are in a hole, quit digging. It keeps throwing good money after bad at its Mississippi Kemper Lignite Project. That may be because it thinks it’s throwing customer’s money. That will be the case if Mississippi’s Public Service Commission makes customers pay for Southern’s mistakes. The commissioners are politicians. They may do it.

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Moody’s reviewing Mississippi Power Company for a Downgrade

Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant

“The review of Mississippi Power’s ratings considers the declining competitiveness of the Kemper Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant as project costs have continued to rise, operating costs are increasing, and natural gas prices remain low…” and “The review also reflects the continued inability of the company to place the plant into service, with nine schedule extensions of the in-service date announced thus far, the most recent last week.”

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Campaign finance then, now, future

Clarion-Ledger: Public Office, Private Gain

Bigger Pie has been advocating for the reform of Mississippi’s very lax campaign fund raising, spending and reporting laws for some time. We applaud the current reform efforts as covered in this Clarion Ledger article but reserve congratulations until we see the final product and read the fine print.

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