Kansas House Sustains Veto

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:

3 Responses to Kansas House Sustains Veto

  1. Andrew says:

    Thank you Governor! I live in Kansas City suburbs and every time I see her often at events and KU basketball games I don’t never forget to thank her for her efforts.

  2. John Mashey says:

    Kansas has some work to do. like PG&E CEO Peter Darbee says: utilities worry about efficinecy when PUCs sert rules that incent that, otherwise, don’t expect anything to change away from maximizing megawatts.

  3. Earl Killian says:

    Kari, does Kansas decouple utility profits from revenue? If not, perhaps Sebelius should propose it. Then the utilities could sell negawatts instead of megawatts and make a nice profit.