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Kansas Bill To Build Coal-Fired Plants Advances

Law360 (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Kansas House of Representatives passed an energy bill Tuesday that would allow Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.

The bill passed by a vote of 77-45, with the support of 66 Republicans and 11 Democrats, the Associated Press reported. However, it failed to get the 84 votes needed for a veto-proof two-thirds majority.

According to Bill Griffith, the energy chairman for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will veto the...
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