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Electric Co-op Sues Kansas Governor Over Coal Plant Denial

Article: 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

Article: 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…

Governors Call for Federal-State Climate Change Partnership

Article: Governors Call for Federal-State Climate Change Partnership

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, April 18, 2008 (ENS) – Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today led 20 Democrat and Republican governors from across the country in signing the Governors’ Declaration on Climate Change at the 2008 Conference on Climate Change at Yale University. The Declaration is founded on three principles. First, that a federal-state partnership is…

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

Article: 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…

Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

Article: Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 30, 2008 (ENS) – Governors from across the United States will meet at Yale University on April 17 and 18 to review state-level programs to combat global climate change and to develop a strategy for future action. Governors who plan to attend the conference include M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut, Arnold…

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

Article: 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

Article: 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…