The battle over coal-fired power plants will continue in Kansas this week. After the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) rejected two permits in October based on worries over carbon dioxide emissions and global warming, the wheels started moving to try and reverse the decision. Two pieces of legislation that are identical, HB 2711 and SB 515, were written behind closed doors with input from the Sunflower Electric Power Corp. The bills would basically overturn KDHE's ruling and almost strip them of the authority to reject plants in the future according to Governor Sebellius. Hearings are scheduled this week on the bills with a committee vote slated for Friday.
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