Bill Allowing Coal Plant Clears Legislature

KSCB News - May 8, 2009 12:00 am

A bill clearing the way for a new coal-fired power plant in Holcomb has won final legislative approval.

The House approved it Friday on a 103-18 vote, sending it to

Gov. Mark Parkinson. The Senate had passed it on a 37-2 vote

Thursday night.

The bill contains renewable energy proposals, and Parkinson made

its passage a condition for allowing Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

to build an 895-megawatt power plant near Holcomb in Finney County.

Parkinson brokered the deal to end the 19-month impasse over the

state’s refusal to issue an air-quality permit for Sunflower to

build two plants.

It also ends the litigation by Sunflower, which maintained the

state overstepped its authority in denying the permit in October

2007.

 

Latest Stories

Liberal Police Work Rollover Accident

On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 8:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2400 block...

Area Students Win Youth Trips

Six area students have been selected to go on summer trips courtesy of TCEC. They were...

Seward County Scam Alert

The Seward County Treasurer’s office has been notified that a scam is occurring across the State...