The Kansas coal fight continues

April 14, 2009 07:00 PM

On Monday, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have permitted the construction of two coal-fired power plants in her state - the fourth coal bill that she has rejected in two years.

In her veto statement, Ms. Sebelius said, "What was a bad idea last year, is an even worse idea today," an allusion to earlier efforts to get the coal plants past the regulatory process.

The legislature will reconvene in late April and attempt to override her veto, but that has proven impossible three times in the past.

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