After spending $1.88 billion, Southern Co. still faces risks on plant in Kemper County, Miss.

  • by: JEFF AMY , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 28, 2012 - 9:16 AM

DEKALB, Miss. - In the woods of east Mississippi, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is pouring billions of dollars into construction of a power plant that burns coal but would emit less carbon dioxide. It's a response to looming federal limits on carbon emissions as regulators try to curtail global warming.

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