New Kan. Gov., Utility Strike Coal Plant Deal

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The new governor of Kansas has signed off on a deal allowing Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to construct an 895-megawatt coal plant with "an unprecedented level of carbon mitigation," ending a tussle that began when the utility was denied an air quality permit for two plants in October 2007.

Gov. Mark Parkinson and Sunflower President and CEO Earl Watkins announced the agreement on Monday, cautioning that it is contingent on the state legislature's passage of a "comprehensive energy package" proposed in January.

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