Environmentalists are asking federal
officials to step in and slow the push in Kansas to grant an
air-quality permit to a new coal-fired power plant.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment hopes to decide
whether to issue the permit to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. by
the end of the year. That would allow the plant to avoid new
federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sierra Club contends it's not enough time for KDHE to fully
consider comments it will receive about the $2.8 billion project
through late October.
Attorneys for the Sierra Club sent a letter late Monday to the
Environmental Protection Agency's regional administrator, asking
him to intervene.
A spokeswoman for Hays-based Sunflower says the company is not