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Protestor's react to proposed Kemper County coal plant

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Jackson, MS -- After a week long set of hearings conducted by the Public Service Commission, protestors arrived at the state office building to object the proposed Kemper County coal plant.

Protestors spoke against the need for Mississippi Power customers to pre-pay for the construction of this plant since construction will not begin until 2014.

In addition, objectors were concerned over the potential environmental hazard stating clean coal doesn't exist.

However, the Mississippi Power company says this isn't case and that this power plant would operate off of the Mississippi natural resource lignite that is native to the Kemper County area.

The Public Service Commission makes the final decision on whether this project will be accepted or rejected. Their deadline is prior to May 1st.

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