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Kansas high court to hear coal-fired plant lawsuit
The Kansas City Star : August 19, 2012

  Summary:  Environmental groups are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn a 2010 state permit issued for construction of a $1.5 billion coal-fired power plant. The court will hold a hearing on the request at the end of August. Sunflower Electric Power Corp is one of the development partners, whose project would add a major new air pollution source to a region that doesn’t need the power and is blessed with some of the best wind energy potential in the nation.

“The state negotiated the deal with Sunflower to break a political stalemate, which resulted in issuance of a KDHE permit that falls short of Kansas' obligations under the federal Clean Air Act,” said Earthjustice attorney Amanda Goodin. “The final regulatory process was overly influenced by Sunflower executives,” she added.

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Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Native Hawaiian, environment groups in Maui water case
San Francisco Chronicle : August 15, 2012
Feds prepare to end wolf protections in Wyoming but environmental groups say challenge likely
The Republic : August 14, 2012
Environmental group says new federal report confirms false killer whale 'slaughter'
Hawaii News Now : August 10, 2012
Groups seeking oil spill dispersant rule sue EPA
WKRC-TV Cincinnati : August 10, 2012
Largest U.S. coal ash pond to close, but future rules still undecided
National Geographic News : August 9, 2012
Who are the Clean Air Ambassadors, and what is their mission?
Scientific American : August 5, 2012
Call for delisting Northwest orcas
The Seattle Times : August 2, 2012
Developer cannot build new road into Yosemite
The Sacramento Bee : August 1, 2012
As election nears, new rules are facing delays
The Memphis Daily News : July 31, 2012