Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Allow for Coal Plants

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill on Friday that would have allowed for two coal-fired power plants to be built in Kansas.There has been an ongoing battle within the state since October when these plants were originally denied air permits by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.When the Governor vetoed the bill, she also created an Energy and Environmental Policy Advisory Group to examine ways in which Kansas can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.Many within the Kansas legislature believe a new bill will be brought up in a session that begins at the end of April.It is the hope of many in the state legislature that they will achieve the two thirds vote required to prevent the governor’s veto power on the new bill.