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October 4, 2013 10:46 AM

Kansas Supreme Court reverses permit granted to Sunflower coal plant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment failed to require the new plant to meet stricter federal air emission standards that the Environmental Protection Agency had imposed before the permit was issued for the new plant, according to the court decision. The ruling is a major setback to the years-long battle waged by the utility — with strong backing by the state Legislature — to build the plant near Holcomb, Kan.

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