House members have introduced a measure authorizing legal action against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over coal-fired power plants. The resolution, introduced Friday, would authorize legislative leaders to hire private counsel to sue Sebelius over alleged separation of powers violations. Leaders said the Sebelius administration ``ignored and
misinterpreted'' state laws concerning emergency powers of the
secretary of health and environment.
Secretary Rod Bremby used his emergency powers in October to deny an air quality permit sought by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build two coal-power plants in Finney County. Bremby used those powers based on the potential carbon dioxide emissions of those plants.