Parkinson Vows Continued Fight Against Coal Plants

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson is promising that the fight against two proposed coal-fired power plants will continue even if legislators approve them.

Parkinson says an attempt to override a veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius won't end the debate over the plants. Sebelius has vetoed two bills to allow Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the plants outside Holcomb in Finney County.

Sunflower's project has bipartisan legislative support and backers are close to having the two-thirds majorities in both houses that they need to override a veto. But Parkinson says the administration is considering steps to block the plants even if the Legislature overrides Sebelius. He wasn't more specific.

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