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Energy
7:49 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Court Reverses Permit For New Kansas Coal Plant

The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed a state agency's decision to issue a permit to construct a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.

Friday's unanimous decision by the justices is a setback for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation in its plans to build a second plant near Holcomb.

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.

Energy
7:14 am
Tue September 24, 2013

New EPA Rule Could Threaten Kansas Coal-Fired Plant Expansion

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.

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.

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Energy
5:51 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Environmentalists Criticize Coal Plant Provision

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.

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Energy
5:37 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Farm Bill May Ease Rules For Coal Plant

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.

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