Kansas Coal Plant Fight Continues

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Chances are good that the Legislature will
have the same debate next year about two proposed coal-fired power
plants in southwest Kansas as it did this year.

Sunflower Electric Power hasn't given up on building the plants
in Finney County.

Since October, its plans have been blocked by Rod Bremby,
secretary of health and environment.

The issue is over the plants' potential carbon dioxide emissions
and concerns about global warming.

Elections this year could change the composition of the
Legislature.

But some important players in debates over energy policy are
unopposed for re-election and Republicans are likely to keep their
majorities in both houses, many wanting to overturn the decision.


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