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MS Sierra Club Launches Billboards Pushing Commissioner Bentz to Repeal Rate Hikes for Kemper Boondoggle

Date: August 01, 2013

GULFPORT, MS – The Sierra Club launched billboards in Gulfport and Ocean Springs, MS today, calling on Commissioner Leonard Bentz to immediately repeal rate hikes for Mississippi Power to pay for the boondoggle Kemper County coal plant.

A second billboard calls on Mississippi Power to tell the truth about how much the Kemper plant will cost its 190,000 customers in Coastal Mississippi. Louie Miller, director of the Mississippi Sierra Club, was joined by representatives from the Republic Elected Officials Association, the local NAACP and AARP chapters, and Mississippians for Affordable Energy to announce the new billboards and call on Commissioner Bentz to immediately repeal the 15% Kemper rate hike previously approved by the Commission.

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