TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A new coal-fired power plant in southwest
Kansas is on track to get a state environmental permit by the end
of the year.
A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment confirmed Thursday that the agency has decided to set a
public comment period so that a permit decision can be made by the
end of the year.
If the state issues a permit by the end of the year, new federal
greenhouse gas rules taking effect Jan. 2 won't apply.
Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. wants to build the
plant outside Holcomb in Finney County.
State Sen. Janis Lee, a Kensington Democrat and backer of the
project, says there was concern over whether the permitting process
would last longer.