Charging Utility Customers Before the New Plant is Built

This isn’t capitalism, it’s fascism. And this is happening all over the United States. Has it happened in your state? ~ Lo

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October 11, 2013

Thomas A. Fanning, CEO and President, Southern Company

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Republished with permission from Wyatt Emmerich

Price per kilowatt of Kemper plant stretches credulity

by Wyatt Emmerich
Northside Sun
October 3, 2013

The Kemper power plant is 20 times more expensive per kilowatt than five natural gas plants recently acquired by Entergy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

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Despite “All Clear,” Mississippi Sound Tests Positive for Oil by Dahr Jamail

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by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld
t r u t h o u t (see photos by Erika Blumenfeld)
29 August 2010

Gulf oil spill. Fish on shore at Grand Isle St...

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The State of Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources (DMR) opened all of its territorial waters to fishing on August 6. This was done in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Food and Drug Administration, despite concerns from commercial fishermen in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida about the presence of oil and toxic dispersants from the BP oil disaster.

On August 19, Truthout accompanied two commercial fishermen from Mississippi on a trip into the Mississippi Sound in order to test for the presence of submerged oil. Laboratory test results from samples taken on that trip show extremely high concentrations of oil in the Mississippi Sound.

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Health houses – Learning from Iran by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 16, 2010

An article in the current issue of the AARP Bulletin is likely to get a “What’s this?” reaction from many of its millions of readers. It is titled “Iranian Cure for the Delta’s Blues,” with the eye-opening subtitles: “Mississippi Looks to Iran’s health care system”” “That model has improved health dramatically”; “Will it travel well to Baptist Town?”

The media has painted Iran as a backward third world country of 72 million people, who have little to teach us. Presidents Bush and Obama further a narrow view of Iran by looking at it through a military lens. Iranians do suffer from a lack of freedom of expression and widespread human rights abuses.

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