This editorial appeared in The Wichita Eagle.
Surprising no one, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed the latest legislative attempt to approve two large coal-fired power plants near Holcomb in Finney County.
The Legislature should take a good look at all the economic, political and regulatory changes affecting new coal plants, then take Sebelius' fourth "no" for an answer.
Instead, GOP legislative leaders can be expected to spend coming days twisting House members' arms, looking for 10 more votes to override the veto at last. Maybe they'll find them.
If so, would Sunflower Electric Power Corp. even be able to build the plants?
We've asked that question for many months, as we've watched proposed coal-fired plants in other states falter because of an inability to find financing in this recession and the likelihood that a Democratic-controlled Congress and new climate-conscious president will approve regulation and taxation of carbon emissions.
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