The Kansas House has again failed to override Gov. Sebelius’ veto of two coal-fired power plants for western Kansas. Short just one vote last time, proponents of the override were short four votes in yesterday’s count (which was 80 in favor of an override and 45 against).
Still, we know the coal company and advocates won’t stop yet. In the legislation that just failed, they tried to lure support with ‘green’ provisions, but clearly nothing substantial enough to negate the two huge coal-plants whose looming silhouettes sort of define the skyline at this point.
In any case, kudos to Kansas.
For more coverage of the events in Kansas, see the Climate and Energy Project live blogging as well as this long list of related posts, mostly from our very own intrepid Lois Lane:
- Kansas Senate overrides veto (again), and then some
- Kansas’ Coal, Coal Heart
- Can Kansas Envision the Dream Reborn?
- Risky Business: Coal to Cost Kansas
- Kansas Gov. Sebelius vetoes coal plants
- Kansas Coal in the WSJ
- Greening Greensburg, KS: A Closer Look, Pt II
- Greening Greensburg, KS: A Closer Look, Part 1
- Two Bills Try to Fool Kansas
- Kansas may be torn but it should trust Gov. Sebelius
- Smearing Sebelius: Kansas coal saga continues
- Exclusive Look at Kansas Gold (as in LEED Rating)
- Huge win for climate — in an unlikely place!