Kansas Governor Katherine Sebelius said this when she vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed the construction of two new coal fired power plants:
Of all the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me as governor, none is greater than my obligation to protect the health and well-being of the people of Kansas.
Stephanie Cole, a Sierra Club spokeswoman, said that this...
...sends a message that Kansas is willing to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
Roderick L. Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) added that he believes...
...it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do nothing.
The coal plants would, according to Sunflower (the owners), emit 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.
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