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KS Supreme Court Considering Coal Power Plant Lawsuit

Judicial center Flickr photo by J. Stephen ConnFlickr photo by J. Stephen ConnThe Kansas Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit over a controversial coal-fired power plant. The facility would be built in southwest Kansas near Holcomb. One of the major issues at play is the pollution generated by the plant. Opponents of the facility say it will be a significant source of pollution and will pose a health hazard. Amanda Goodin represents the Sierra Club.

But the companies trying to build the plant and the state say they studied the issue as part of the application for a permit. They say the facility will meet federal and state regulations. Steve Fabert (FAY-bert) is a lawyer who represents the state.

The plant was initially approved in 2010, just before new, stricter emissions regulations took effect. Justices have not set a date for issuing an opinion in the case.


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