Mississippi Power, Sierra Club Settle Suit Over Coal Plant Construction

"JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

The company and the Sierra Club announced Monday that they are ending the litigation.

'The Sierra Club had the opportunity here to do something the Sierra Club is best in,' said Robert Wiygul of Ocean Springs, the attorney for the environmental group."

Jack Elliott Jr. reports for the Associated Press August 4, 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014