June 16, 2024

Could Plans For Holcomb Power Plant Get Second Chance?


Holcomb, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The state’s top environmental regulator is considering whether to clear the way again for a new coal-fired power plant in Holcomb. Environmentalists contend Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is taking short cuts to ensure that the $2.8 billion project is built.

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. received a pollution-control permit in December 2010, but eight months ago, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the department to revise the permit because it failed to impose tougher air-quality standards set down by the Environmental Protection Agency. Secretary Robert Moser is reviewing the proposal and his approval would allow Sunflower to go forward with their plans.

Story written with information obtained by Associated Press


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