Kansas' Top Court Affirms Green Light For $2.8B Coal Plant

By Christine Powell (March 17, 2017, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld an addendum to a permit issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. for a proposed $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant, rejecting the Sierra Club's arguments that the addendum flouted federal greenhouse gas rules by failing to set certain emission limits.

The high court affirmed the KDHE's addendum to a 2010 construction permit allowing Sunflower to build an 895-megawatt coal-fired electric generating unit called Holcomb 2 adjacent to a site where it already operates a coal-fired power plant known as Holcomb 1.

The addendum was issued after a...

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