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Electric Co-op Sues Kansas Governor Over Coal Plant Denial

Electric Co-op Sues Kansas Governor Over Coal Plant Denial

HAYS, Kansas, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – Sunflower Electric Power Corporation today filed a lawsuit in federal court against Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and other state officials over the denial of an air quality permit for the expansion of the cooperative’s coal-fired power plant at Holcomb Station in Finney County. The October 2007 decision to…

Kansas Governor's Third Coal Plant Veto Sustained

Kansas Governor's Third Coal Plant Veto Sustained

TOPEKA, Kansas, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas will not have two new coal-fired power plants at Holcomb in the western part of the state. Late Thursday night, the Kansas House narrowly sustained the third veto of a bill to allow the plants by Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat. The vote in the House was…

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

TOPEKA, Kansas, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, today again vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants in western Kansas. The measure, SB 148, supported mainly by Republicans, passed without a veto-proof majority of…

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants because of the greenhouse gases they would have produced. The measure passed without a veto-proof majority of state legislators. Last…

Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of groups and individuals gathered at the Kansas State Capitol Tuesday to show support for Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ expected veto of an energy bill that would permit two coal-fired power plants to be built in western Kansas. The bill last week passed both the state House…

Kansas State Agencies Form Green Teams

Kansas State Agencies Form Green Teams

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – In response to an executive directive issued by Governor Kathleen Sebelius early in 2007, all 101 Kansas state agencies and their satellite offices are now recycling. They have formed Green Teams as the governor directed, although many of them are just getting started as recyclers. Others have been…

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of homes across the Midwest lost power overnight due to worsening weather conditions across the region. More than 90,000 Kansans woke up to cold, dark homes without power this morning, up from 25,000 last night. Ice storm warnings remain in effect for portions of…

National Governors Association (NGA) Pursues Clean Energy

National Governors Association (NGA) Pursues Clean Energy

In an attempt to satisfy their constituents, and in what appears to be a genuine support of green, Governors from across the country have announced “The Securing a Clean Energy Future” initiative. It outlines some concrete steps to make their states more energy efficient, more homegrown fuels and finally, less polluting. The aim for a…