"Kansas Supreme Court Reverses Holcomb Coal Plant Air Permit"

"TOPEKA, Kansas -- The Kansas Supreme Court Friday invalidated the 2010 air pollution permit granted to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment."

"Sunflower received the permit for construction of an 895-megawatt coal-fired power plant, known as Holcomb 2, at the site of Sunflower’s existing plant in Holcomb, Kansas, known as Holcomb 1. Citing Clean Air Act concerns, the court ruled that the permit, known as an air emission source construction permit, must be reconsidered by KDHE, and all current air pollution regulations must be applied. Click here for a copy of  the court’s ruling.

“This is a good day for everyone in Kansas who breathes. The Kansas Supreme Court saw through Sunflower’s smoke screen and clearly agreed that Kansans deserve clean air. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has the responsibility to meet that goal for the state,” said Amanda Goodin, Earthjustice lawyer representing the Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club, which appealed the permit granted by the state."

Environment News Service had the story October 7, 2013.

Source: ENS, 10/09/2013