To the editor:
The Lawrence Sustainability Network represents over 300 Kansans who support policies and practices aimed at ecological sustainability. We congratulate and heartily thank KDHE Secretary Roderick Bremby for his courageous decision to deny Sunflower Electric Power's permit to build two more coal-fired power plants in our state.
We take great pride in this decision that makes KDHE the first government agency in the United States to reject a permit based on the impact of CO2 emissions on global climate change. Furthermore, we believe Bremby's actions are appropriate and consistent with KDHE's responsibility to ensure Kansans a safe and sustainable environment. Bremby and KDHE have demonstrated the kind of farsighted leadership the world requires; we hope the nation will follow this fine example.