Coal Plants' Fate May Rest on Side Deal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The fate of two proposed coal-fired power plants appears to rest with a side deal.

That deal could move some of the power from the plants in southwest Kansas as far east as Kansas City.

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. wants to build the two plants in Finney County.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' administration is blocking them over their potential carbon dioxide emissions. Legislators have passed a bill to clear the way for the project, but she's vetoed it.

Senators have overridden the veto, but supporters are still looking for enough support in the House.

They've drafted a trailer bill incorporating the side deal. The Senate has approved it, and the House was expected to consider it Thursday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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