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Kemper County Plant Prepping for Startup

Mississippi Power's Kemper County coal plant has entered a phase of equipment testing in anticipation of startup in early 2015. The company has begun hiring permanent employees to run the facility. The plant will use lignite coal indigenous to Mississippi, and its...

Policy, Diversity, and the Future of Coal in America

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (or CSAPR) as “a sensible accommodation [and] a [permissible] exercise of executive authority.” Essentially, the rule addresses the issue of “downwind” states not necessarily being...