Phil Bryant Supports Power Rate Hike During Slow Economy
June 22, 2011 1 Comment
Jackson –Sept 29, 2009 at the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s public hearing on the proposed Mississippi Power Company clean coal plant, Lt. Governor Phil Bryant provided the following statement.
“I fully support the Kemper County project planned by Mississippi Power Company. This clean coal gasification plant will provide the needed electricity for Mississippi’s future economic development projects. This project is particularly important at this time when the unemployment rate in Kemper County exceeds 10 percent while during the worst recession in modern history. I hope the Mississippi Public Service Commission will quickly approve construction of the $2.2 billion plant in order to assure clean, affordable energy for generations of Mississippians.”
Phil Bryant, our economy is suffering and Mississippi cannot afford to have some of the highest electric bills in the US. Also Mississippi businesses have expressed concerns of loosing jobs and loosing contracts as a direct result of this hike in our power rate from the building of the new Kemper County Coal plant.