Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Friday, 21 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Group Says Farm Bill Eases Rules for Coal Plant
07/18/2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - 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.

 

Environmentalists have won federal court decisions requiring an environmental review before Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corporation can build a $2.8 billion, 895-megawatt plant near Holcomb.

 

Bill Griffith, energy chair of the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, told The Lawrence Journal-World that a section of the House's farm bill would essentially negate that requirement. Griffith says he isn't sure how the provision was slipped into the the farm bill.

 

Sunflower Electric spokeswoman Cindy Hertel says she had no knowledge of the provision.

 

The House-approved farm bill moved to the Senate, which has a separate farm bill. A conference committee is expected to consider differences between the versions.

 

© AP
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Two Liberal Residents Killed After Trailer Detaches
More Improvements, Renovations On The way at SWMC
Dairy Process Plant Coming To Western Kansas
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Seward County Sheriff Deputy Finds Dead Body
Holiday Home and Fun Show This Weekend
Judge Bars Garden City In Church Dispute
Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign To Begin
Retirement Reception Honoring Greg Sillin
Seward County Republican Party Elects Officers, Makes Appointments
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Art Glass of John McDonald Blown Glass Exhibit
Seward County Sheriff Deputy Finds Dead Body
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Two Wins at Home for Aggie Basketball
Holiday Brunch At SCCC/ATS
Scenic Roots Heads To Liberal
Seward County Democratic Party To Elect Officers
Dairy Process Plant Coming To Western Kansas
Retirement Reception Honoring Greg Sillin
Winter Wheat Faring Well So Far
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group