Here in Kansas, Sunflower Electric has been trying to build a coal-fired power plant for about five years. They finally got a permit for a scaled-down version in autumn 2010 and now Big Environment (motto: “Don’t do anything, anytime, anywhere to make our lives better!”) has injected itself into the process yet again.
Some group called Earthjustice, which doesn’t even have an office in Kansas, has according to the Associated Press, “demanded more aggressive action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … telling a regional administrator on Tuesday that he’s legally obligated to object to a state permit allowing the project.” They have joined the Sierra Club in objecting to the plant.
The Obama Administration has been ruled in contempt of court (ruling here) for not allowing U.S. companies to drill for oil in the Gulf (Chinese and Cuban drilling continues). Big Environment is against a pipeline bringing Canadian oil into the U.S. And, now, they don’t want new power, wind or coal, to be built in Kansas.
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