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Legislators reach agreement on new legislation to allow coal plants

March 20, 2009

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— Legislative negotiators agree on a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

The measure would overturn a decision by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration blocking the plants. Sunflower Electric Power Corp. wants to build them outside Holcomb, in Finney County.

The bill also restricts the Kansas secretary of health and environment’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. Secretary Rod Bremby denied an air-quality permit for Sunflower, citing the plants’ potential carbon dioxide emissions.

The House and Senate agreed on those parts of the bill but disagreed on some “green” provisions.

Backers of the bill view it as comprehensive energy policy. The green provisions are designed to attract support from lawmakers who are reluctant to approve new coal-fired plants.

Comments

LiberalDude 5 years, 9 months ago

This is BS and I hope it gets vetoed again. We don't need any more coal plants! I'd also like to see what these so called "green provisions" are.

WHY 5 years, 9 months ago

Yeah electricity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and money!!!!!!!!!

grammaddy 5 years, 9 months ago

wWHY MUST THEY CONTINUE TO WASTE THEIR TIME (AND OUR MONEY) ON LEGISLATION THAT THEY ALREADY KNOW WILL BE VETOED??!!

WHY 5 years, 9 months ago

The governor is going to be gone grammaddy.

Mixolydian 5 years, 9 months ago

edjayhawk (Anonymous) says…

Yeah pollution and death!!!!

I live near a coal plant and I plan to live forever......so far, so good.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 9 months ago

Ks legislators may well be setting Kansas up NOT to receive federal funds due this polluting decision.

Clean Coal is about 15 years away and very very expensive to build and produce = dumb dollars and no sense

Wind,solar and hydro are cleaner and on site as in Kansas. Will provide many more long term jobs and "royalties" for farmers.

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