Firing of Kansas official makes new coal plant more likely

It didn’t appear on the ballot but the un-built Sunflower coal plant may have been a winner Tuesday.

In a surprise move on Election Day, Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson ousted the official who had blocked construction of the plant in western Kansas.

The removal of Roderick Bremby, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, increases Sunflower’s chances of being built, environmentalists and others said.

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