December 13, 2010 7:17 AM

Coal-fired power plant permit process draws criticism in Kansas

For several weeks, nine Kansas state employees have been voluntarily working weekends and late into the night to finish a review of a permit for a power plant. Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials think they should be able to issue the air quality permit for the coal-fired plant of Sunflower Electric Power Corp. by the end of the year. And that worries the coal plant’s opponents, who said the extra hours were a clear signal that the state was pushing the permit process too fast.

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