Sierra Club Sues Again After $3B Coal Plant Survives Vote

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Mississippi utility regulators on Friday voted to allow Southern Co. to keep building a controversial $2.9 billion coal plant backed by the U.S. Department of Energy, a move the Sierra Club immediately asked the state's high court to block.

The state utility commission voted 2-1 to allow work to continue on the Kemper County plant, which has received more than $400 million in federal grants and tax breaks. The closed-door meeting reportedly lasted less than a minute.

The ruling comes two weeks after the Mississippi Supreme...
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