Kansas Coal Plant Deal Unraveling?

"Six days after succeeding Kathleen Sebelius as governor of Kansas, Mark Parkinson announced a deal with Sunflower Electric Corp. that would allow construction of an 895 MW coal-fired power plant.

The surprise deal seemed like the end of a long, drawn-out battle, with the coal industry outlasting the steady opposition and multiple vetoes from the former governor, who left the unresolved matter behind when she became the U.S. health secretary.

But it now looks like the battle might not be over after all and that Gov. Parkinson's back room deal might unravel."

David Sassoon reports for SolveClimate July 1, 2009.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009