Kansas governor demands state energy chief's resignation

Roderick Bremby, the top environmental chief in Kansas, has declined to step down as secretary and take the position of cabinet transition director, The Kansas City Star has learned.

That was the deal that Gov. Mark Parkinson offered Bremby this week. Whether Bremby has resigned as secretary or has been fired was still unclear this afternoon.

Bemby drew the attention of the nation in 2007 as the first state regulator to reject an air quality permit for a coal plant, declaring carbon dioxide emissions a public health risk. His ruling later was overturned by the Legislature.

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