The bill also restricts the Kansas secretary of health and environment's power to regulate greenhouse gases. Secretary Rod Bremby denied an air-quality permit for Sunflower, citing the plants' potential carbon dioxide emissions.
The House and Senate agreed on those parts of the bill but disagreed on some ``green'' provisions.
Backers of the bill view it as comprehensive energy policy. The green provisions are designed to attract support from lawmakers who are reluctant to approve new coal-fired plants.
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