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Kansas Court Reverses Coal Plant Permit

Associated Press - October 4, 2013 3:12 pm

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The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed a state agency’s decision to issue a permit to construct a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.

Friday’s unanimous decision by the justices is a setback for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. in its plans to build a second plant near Holcomb.

The justices ruled that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment failed to account for new emission standards imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency that were in place at the time the permit was issued.

The ruling sends Sunflower’s permit request back to the KDHE to consider the stricter standards before granting the permit.

The case was brought by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups who claim the permitting process was flawed.

Bob Bowser

October 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

How are we gonna charge our (federally subsidized) Volts then if we don’t have coal-fired electricity? The wind generators are not lasting as long as they were projected and maintenance is way higher than projected… if the federal government (read WE THE TAXPAYERS) doesn’t continue to SUBSIDIZE wind energy, it will fail… and THEN where will we be? Volt drivers REVOLT… Protest the obstruction to expand COAL energy in Kansas!

James Jones

October 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

The Volt is the biggest government funded boondoggle I’ve seen in quite awhile. It amazes me that there are so many more efficient technologies out there and the government subsidizes the Volt. What a worthless pile of tubes and resistors. The Volt is the most antique approach to an electric vehicle. There is no aesthetic quality to it at all. Keep burning money in the GM blackhole!

Bronson Waite

October 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Bob and James, coal plants are also federally subsidized. Any questions?

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