Barbour: MS needs to focus on affordable energy

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Former Governor Haley Barbour said he's in full support of Mississippi Power's controversial new plant in Kemper County.

On Wednesday, Barbour told a crowd of Republicans in Jones County that the country should take a closer look at our energy policies because natural gas is becoming the way of the world.

He said despite the criticism over a rate increase, everyone needs to try and understand how beneficial the new plant will be to Mississippi.

Barbour said, anytime a new energy facility is built, customers can expect to see a rate increase.

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