coal http://kmuw.org en Court Reverses Permit For New Kansas Coal Plant http://kmuw.org/post/court-reverses-permit-new-kansas-coal-plant <p>The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed a state agency&#39;s decision to issue a permit to construct a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.<br /><br />Friday&#39;s unanimous decision by the justices is a setback for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation in its plans to build a second plant near Holcomb.<br /><br />The justices ruled that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment failed to account for new emission standards from the federal Environmental Protection Agency that were in place at the time the permit was issued.<br /> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:49:59 +0000 Associated Press 24491 at http://kmuw.org New EPA Rule Could Threaten Kansas Coal-Fired Plant Expansion http://kmuw.org/post/new-epa-rule-could-threaten-kansas-coal-fired-plant-expansion <p>The EPA has proposed new carbon emissions standards for coal and gas-fired power plants built in the future. However, it's unclear whether the rule will apply to the expansion of a coal-fired plant in southwest Kansas.<br><br>If the new standards are applied to the expansion of the Sunflower electric generating station, near Holcomb, it could get expensive. The plant would likely have to capture some of the carbon it produces, and store it below ground. Sunflower’s Colorado-based partner has told the EPA the new rule should not apply because they’ve already commenced construction.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:14:09 +0000 Bryan Thompson 23881 at http://kmuw.org Environmentalists Criticize Coal Plant Provision http://kmuw.org/post/environmentalists-criticize-coal-plant-provision <p></p><p>Opponents of a coal-fired power plant planned for southwest Kansas say that developers of the project still face obstacles in completing the work, despite legislation approved by the U.S. House. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:51:07 +0000 Fletcher Powell & Associated Press 20852 at http://kmuw.org Farm Bill May Ease Rules For Coal Plant http://kmuw.org/post/farm-bill-may-ease-rules-coal-plant <p></p><p>The U.S. House-approved farm bill contains a provision that environmentalists say would ease rules for building a coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:37:41 +0000 Associated Press 20554 at http://kmuw.org