22 Jul '11, 5pm

News: Kansas Coal Plant Gets Another Free Pass to Pollute

On Thursday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment quietly issued Sunflower and Tri-State another free pass to pollute by allowing the proposed Holcomb II coal plant to yet again escape compliance with the Clean Air Act. Read KDHE’s order. Sunflower, which seeks to construct a controversial new coal plant in Western Kansas, was excused from a requirement to begin construction of the coal plant within 18 months of receiving a permit. Despite it only being 7 months since the permit was issued, Sunflower is already seeking to avoid the construction requirement. This is likely due to the fact that neither Sunflower nor Tri-State have a need for the coal plant, according to both coops own resource plans, and Tri-State reported long ago it had delayed construction of the Holcomb II coal plant until 2016 at the earliest. “By already allowing Sunflower to avoid complying...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/kansas-coal-plant...

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