Amanda Goodin, Staff Attorney, Northwest Office: “To change any regulations or issue new ones or cancel any regulations or rescind them entirely, that decision has to be based on evidence in the record. It has to be based on science, and it has to be a reasonable decision, one that’s not arbitrary.”
The Latest On: Sunflower Coal Plant Permit
Amanda Goodin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “[A Trump administration] can’t just say there’s a green light for polluters. They have to provide a rational and factual basis for changing present rules. If they don’t, they’re going to get sued.”
The Kansas Supreme court reversed a state agency decision to issue a permit to the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation for the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Southwest Kansas. The court ruled that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment failed to apply one-hour emission standards that were issued by the EPA before the permit was granted.