Coal Plant Veto

As expected, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has vetoed a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

The measure would also strip some power from the secretary of the Kansas department of health and environment.

In her message vetoing the bill Friday, Sebelius wrote:
“this decision not only preserves Kansans’ health and upholds our moral obligation to be good stewards of this beautiful land, but will also enhance our prospects for strong and sustainable economic growth throughout our state... instead of building two new coal plants, which would produce 11 million new tons of carbon dioxide each year, i support pursuing other, more promising energy and economic development alternatives."

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