26 Jun '11, 8am

From @Earthjustice: Collusion in Kansas Force-Feeds Coal Power

"This is not how government is supposed to work" Americans are worried about their government. We imagine backroom deals are cut, fates are foretold and the little guy always gets shafted because powerful interests own the cops. Recent events in Kansas prove these fears can be spot-on. The Kansas City Star has unearthed emails showing the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the agency responsible for enforcing the federal Clean Air Act, had an “improper relationship” with an air permit applicant. That permit would allow an 895 MW coal-fired power plant to be built by the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation . Opponents say this plant isn’t needed and will pollute Kansans while most of the power will go to Colorado. The emails show that 6,000 public comments were summed up into 275 questions. KDHE sent these questions to Sunflower to get their take on how to...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-june/collusion-in-kansa...

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