Enviros, Utility Battle Over $3B Plant In Miss. High Court

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 6:39 PM EST) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments over the state Public Service Commission's controversial decision to approve a $2.9 billion coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, which the Sierra Club claims was done arbitrarily and without sufficient evidence.

Attorneys for the state commission and the Mississippi Power Co., which is building the plant, told the court that the commission met legal standards in approving the plant and explaining its reasons for doing so. The Sierra Club, which is challenging the May 2010 decision, claimed...
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