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Another Clean Coal Power Project on the Brink of Failure

Kemper County Mississippi is both one of the poorest places in America, and home to one of the most expensive power plants ever built, Mississippi Power's 582 megawatt clean coal power plant with carbon capture.  For Southern Company, owner of Mississippi Power, the federal government and the state of Mississippi, Kemper County Energy Facility was intended to be the showcase for multi-decade dream of “clean coal,” using technology to gasify coal for cleaner burning and capture its...

U.S. House Passes Ban on States’ Requiring GMO Labeling

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would preempt states from enacting labeling laws for genetically modified organisms (GMO). Another provision of the bill would require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of any GMO before it can be sold, which is similar to how the government handles prescription drugs. The bipartisan bill, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, passed the House by a vote of 275–150. If it becomes law, it will cancel existing laws...

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