Kansas and coal: it's really all about Colorado

Kansas politicians continue to disagree over two coal-burning plants planned for western Kansas. The state administration refused to grant the necessary permits.

Kansas politicians continue to disagree over two coal-burning plants planned for western Kansas. The state administration refused to grant the necessary permits. Now pro-coal legislators are trying to get a law passed to allow construction. Turns out the plants are being built in Kansas, but will send most of their power to Colorado.

Huh? Well. Colorado has much stricter regulations on air pollution. So it once looked like Kansas would be the easier place to place the plants. Oops.

It's not clear the legislature can come up with a new law that the governor would sign. It was her administration that rejected the permits ansd set off the Kansas Koal War of '08.