Climate Change

"Permit Process for Coal-Fired Plant in Kansas Draws Criticism"

"For several weeks, nine Kansas state employees have been voluntarily working weekends and late into the night to finish a review of a permit for a power plant. ... And that worries the coal plant’s opponents, who said the extra hours were a clear signal that the state was pushing the permit process too fast."

Source: Kansas City Star, 12/14/2010

"Columbia River Coal Export Facility Challenged on Greenhouse Gases"

"Plans to open the first major coal export facility on the West Coast are likely to be delayed until next year because of an appeal filed by a coalition of environmental groups, which say shipping coal to Asia throws a wrench in U.S. efforts to reduce international greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: LA Times, 12/14/2010


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