KS Senate Cmte. Approves New Coal Plants Bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Senate Utilities Committee has endorsed a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in the state.

But it also stripped out proposed rules on carbon dioxide emissions.

Committee members Monday said the CO2 rules, and a proposed carbon tax for non-complying utilities, would have prevented the bill's passage. In its new form, it appears almost certain that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will veto the bill.

The committee's 6-to-2 vote was to endorse the stripped down version which now goes to the Senate for debate.

Voting Yes:
Pat Apple (R-Louisburg)
Mike Petersen (R-Wichita)
Roger Pine (R-Lawrence)
Dennis Pyle (R-Hiawatha)
Mark Taddiken (R-Clifton)
Janis Lee (D-Kensington)

Voting No:
Roger Reitz (R-Manhattan)
Marci Francisco (D-Lawrence)

Not Voting:
Jay Emler (R-Lindsborg)

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


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