Western Kansas coal plant denied

TOPEKA | Citing concerns about global warming, Kansas’ top regulator today denied a long-awaited permit to build a controversial coal plant in western Kansas.

“I believe it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do nothing,” said Rod Bremby, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in a news release announcing the decision.

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