Environmentalists unearth massive financial problems at Sunflower Electric

In the marathon controversy over the expansion of the coal-fired power complex in Western Kansas, environmentalists have argued the new facility would be a giant, climate-change-accelerator, coughing up ungodly amounts of the carbon dioxide gas that leads to global warming.

But the latest legal filing from Earthjustice and the Sierra Club lays out another reason the monster power plant in Holcomb could be a disaster. Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, the company that wants to build the plant, has a disturbing history of racking up massive amounts of debt — and leaving taxpayers holding the bag.

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