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Sunflower Coal Plant Permit

Case Number # 2777

A permit for the construction of a massive, coal-fired power plant in western Kansas was issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This proposed plant will emit massive amounts of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, including mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. The plant will burn coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, and use water from the declining Ogallala Aquifer (also known as the High Plains Aquifer). Earthjustice is contesting the permit.

Press Releases

Friday, February 11, 2011
Rod Bremby says he didn’t resign, but was removed; acknowledges "abuses" were involved in Sunflower coal plant permitting process
Friday, January 14, 2011
Lawsuit cites failure to meet Clean Air Act standards, improper permitting process
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Federal review of air permit process expected
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Had refused to allow construction of highly polluting coal plant
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Public hearings scheduled, controversy rekindled
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sunflower coal plant in Kansas faces uphill battle for expansion
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Federal agency agrees with Earthjustice, Sierra Club request
Monday, June 22, 2009
Groups advise outdated permit needs replacing
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Ruling is a major step towards ensuring a clean energy future, groups say
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Earthjustice opposes latest attempt to expand coal-fired power plant in Kansas