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Vote on coal-fired power plants expected Thursday

The Kansas Legislature has set a vote on the controversial coal power plant bill.

April 1, 2009


— Legislative leaders expect votes Thursday on a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

The Senate will be the first to take up the compromise drafted by negotiators for the two chambers. It will be an up-or-down vote, then the House will do the same.

Approval in both chambers, which is expected, would send the measure to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. She opposes it.

So does Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, who would become governor if Sebelius is confirmed as U.S. secretary of health and human services.

The bill reverses a decision by Sebelius’ administration in October 2007 to deny an air-quality permit to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. The Hays-based utility wants to build the two plants in Finney County.


KansasVoter 9 years, 2 months ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again......Kansas does not need, and Kansans don't want the Holcomb expansion. The only people who want it are the coal industry and the politicians that are in their pockets. If it gets built, it will be nothing but bad news for Kansas.

Stephen Roberts 9 years, 2 months ago

KansasVoter- I thought the people in the area where the plants are projected to be built want the plant?

Ogallala_Kid 9 years, 2 months ago

Commuter - you understand it correctly.

spankyandcranky 9 years, 2 months ago

I live in Kansas, and I don't want it. Let them build it in Colorado, since they're supposed to get the majority of the energy anyway.

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