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Bryan Thompson / Heartland Health Monitor

The Clean Power Plan recently announced by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by almost one-third over the next 15 years. Tucked into the plan’s thousands of pages is language that makes it unlikely that a new coal-fired power plant will ever be built in southwest Kansas.

Plans to expand a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas have run into another snag.

An appellate court in Washington, DC, says a federal agency violated the law by clearing the way for expansion of Sunflower Electric’s power plant in Holcomb without first reviewing its impact on the environment. 

Attorney Amanda Goodin represents the Sierra Club, which filed suit to stop the expansion.