State leaders want Mississippi to tap in, drill and take advantage of every natural resource. Governor Phil Bryant says there’s no shortage of options.
“Whether it’s coal, gas, nuclear, gas, liquid. We are a real player in the energy segment of the United States and we’re going to push hard to make sure we stay there,” explained the Governor.
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich served as the summit’s keynote speaker, explaining there’s a positive domino effect in play with energy jobs.
“When you generate a lot more material, prices drop,” said Gingrich. “When prices drop, all of a sudden manufacturing is coming back to America.”
Gingrich also praised the technology planned for a controversial Mississippi plant.
“The project you have at Kemper is part of the future,” said Gingrich. “This may be the most important single experiment in developing electricity in the world today.The reason’s simple. We have huge quantities of coal.”