EPA Says KDHE Not Honest About Permit Objections
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A federal agency is accusing lawyers representing the Kansas Department of Health and Environment of lying to the state Supreme Court about a permit for a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.
Environmental Protection Agency officials say the lawyers weren't honest in written arguments last month when they said EPA had no objection to the Sunflower permit.
EPA Region 7 administrator Karl Brooks said in a letter to KDHE on Monday that the EPA has sent the department three letters saying the permit was not strict enough.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/sfmvfv) that the letter also told the state its permit could be modified to meet federal pollution standards.
The fight over the proposed plant, to be built near Holcomb, has spanned six years.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
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