Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announces her decision to reject an offer concerning two coal-fired electric power plants. The Legislature returned to Topeka on Wednesday for its wrap-up session, and the coal plant fight that has been going on all year immediately resumed.
Coal-plant opponents line the corridors of the Kansas Capitol as representatives make their way into the House Chambers on Wednesday in Topeka. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius rejected an alternative proposal for a coal-fired electric plant project, forcing an attempt to override Sebelius' April 17 veto of a second bill allowing the plants in southwest Kansas. Today the House failed to override the veto by four votes.
State Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, voted to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of the coal-plant bill for western Kansas on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Kansas State Capitol on Topeka.
State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, voted to support Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of the coal-plant proposed for western Kansas on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Kansas State Capitol on Topeka.