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Kansas Coal Fight Continues
11/10/2010
 

Environmentalists are skeptical of Gov. Mark

Parkinson's promise that Kansas is conducting a fair review of

plans for a new coal-fired power plant.

They said Tuesday they're wary because Parkinson hasn't

explained last week's departure of Department of Health and

Environment Secretary Rod Bremby.

Environmental groups worry that Parkinson pushed Bremby out so

that the coal plant could obtain a permit by year's end. A

Parkinson spokeswoman wouldn't discuss Bremby's departure, saying

it's a personnel matter.

The governor said in a blog posting Monday that he's not

pressuring the department to issue the permit.

Hays-based Sunflower Electric Power Corp. wants to build the

plant outside Holcomb, in southwest Kansas.

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