The Sunflower State says a historic no to coal

Best, Allen
November 2007
High Country News;11/12/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 21, p28
The article focuses on the move of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to refuse to give the necessary state air permit for the proposed two 700-megawatt coal-fired electricity power plants in Holcomb. It is stated that the reason for such refusal is the carbon dioxide emission issue. Rod Bremby, the department's secretary, noted that it is much important to acknowledge the potential effect of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and human's health. Also, Governor Kathleen Sebelius claims that the coal plants would turn the region in the wrong direction.


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