Coal plant approved in Kansas; environmentalists say that’s dumb
The employees at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment should be patting themselves on the back. After pulling all-nighters and working weekends through the holiday season, they managed to finish reviewing Sunflower Electric Energy Corp.’s application for an air-quality permit needed to build a coal-fired plant in Holcomb yesterday.
If they didn’t approve the plant by January 2, it would be subject to new, tougher EPA laws. It’s always nice to see hard work pay off.