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Map of Proposed and Existing coal plants in Kansas (link to KEC)
(PDF-380 kb), Source: Kansas Energy Council Chart Book, 2007.
(2006 version of KEC map can be found here)

Map of Proposed coal plants in Kansas
(PDF-341 kb), Source: Kansas Energy Information Network, October 2006.

Proposed Coal Plants | Goodland | Holcomb | Iatan II | KCK BPU | TXU | Westar | Regional Projects
   

newOperating Kansas Coal Plants

Jeffrey Energy Center

St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, KS - Jeffrey Energy Center is the largest coal plant in Kansas with a rated capacity of 1,857 MW. Construction on this power plant began in 1974, with unit one coming on-line in 1978, unit 2 in 1980, and unit 3 in 1983. it is owned by the following utilities: Westar Energy (92%) and Great Plains, Inc. (8%). (Photo Credit: © Scott White, 2000)

La Cygne Station

La Cygne, Linn County, KS - LaCygne Station is a 681 MW coal-fired power plant jointly owned by KCP&L and Westar Energy. The plant is fueled by high-sulfur, bituminous coal. Due to violations of Federal Air Quality Standards, this power plant recently incurred $1.23 billion in upgrades to environmental equipment. (February 2013)

Lawrence Energy Center

Lawrence Energy CenterLawrence, Douglas County, KS - The Lawrence Energy Center is a 600 MW coal-fired power plant owned by Westar Energy. The plant is fueled by low-sulfur, Western coal. Unit 3 came on-line in 1954, unit 4 in 1960 and unit 5 in 1971. (Photo © by KEIN, 2012)

 

Tecumseh Energy Center

Tecumseh, Shawnee County, KS - The Tecumseh Energy Center is a 242 MW coal-fired power plant owned by Westar Energy. The plant is fueled by low-sulfur, Western coal.

 

Iatan II Coal Plant

In 2010, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) completed construction on the 850 MW Iatan II coal plant on the Missouri River near their  Iatan coal plant in Weston, Missouri - down river from Atchison, Kansas. The news articles linked below cover this project.

Information

KCP&L's agreement on wind power and clean coal plants, March 19, 2007 - as found on K.C. Star web-site

Iatan Generation Station Unit 2, Burns & McDonnell Engineering

News

Agreement allows new Mo. power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 21, 2007)

Accord reached on power plants
(Kansas City Star, March 20, 2007)
(Registration required)

Construction to resume on Iatan 2 power plant
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, March 20, 2007)

KCP&L: Ruling won’t jar plan
(Kansas City Star, March 2, 2007)

KCP&L sues to resolve Iatan clean air allegations
(Kansas City Business Journal, March 1, 2007)

Appeals court overturns state approval of KCP&L plant
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 28, 2007)

Price tag rises for KCP&L power projects
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2006)
(Registration required)

Changes push cost of Iatan 2 toward $914 million
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 12 2006)
(Registration required)

Coal plants' renaissance pits energy vs. pollution
(Kansas City Star, April 11, 2006)
(Registration required)

KCP&L picks Burns & McDonnell for power plant
(Kansas City Business Journal, Dec. 8, 2005)

Kansas OKs KCP&L coal-fired plant
(Wichita Eagle, August 05, 2005)

KCP&L energy plan approved
(Sun-News of the Northland , August 05, 2005)

Missouri OKs new KCP&L power plant
(The Kansas City Star, July 29, 2005)
(Registration required)

Editorial: Coal power
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, June 19, 2005)

Residents testify against coal plant
(Platte County (MO) Sun, June 2, 2005)

Residents opposed to new KCP&L plant at Iatan
(The Kansas City Star, May 26, 2005)
(Registration required)

Kansas City Power & Light gets initial green light for coal plant
(Wichita Eagle, March 30, 2005)

Damage Control:
Great Plains Energy has surrendered to opponents of its new coal-burning power plants.  Or has it?
(The Pitch, July 8-14, 2004)

Wind trumps second coal plant
(Kansas City Star, July 2, 2004)
(Registration required)

Chesser: Great Plains probably won't build two plants
(Kansas City Business Journal, May 4, 2004)

City urges power plant impact study
(Leavenworth Times, April 23, 2004)

Editorial: Another area coal-fed plant not necessary
(Liberty (MO) Sun, March 11, 2004)

Coal plants topic at local middle school
(Liberty (MO) Sun, March 11, 2004)

Plant concerns to be addressed
(Atchison Daily Globe, Feb. 13, 2004)

Graham: Proposal for power plants raises a host of troublesome questions
(Kansas City Star, January 28, 2004)
(Registration is required to view.)

Residents question coal-fired plant plan
(St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, Jan. 11, 2004)

Sierra Club warns of health dangers
(Atchison Daily Globe, Dec. 3, 2003)

Papers filed for 3rd power plant near Iatan
(St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, Oct. 31, 2003)

Great Plains plans two new plants
(Kansas City Star, Oct. 30, 2003)
(Registration is required to view.)

Coal plant a surprise to area
(Atchison Daily Globe, Oct. 30, 2003)

Coal-fired power plant planned near Weston
(Kansas City Star, July 11, 2001)
(Found on the Kansas City Area Development Council web-site

Info

Public Notice on Weston Bend (MO) Coal Power Plant (pdf ) - May 20, 2003, with Map of location, Army Corps of Engineers

Opposition to Iatan II

Tell KCPL No - Advocacy group against new coal plants

Does Kansas City NEED a New 850 Megawatt Coal-Burning Power Plant? - Missouri Sierra Club commentary

KCK BPU coal plant

"The Board of Public Utilities wants to construct a power plant, possibly to produce 230 to 300 megawatts, near an existing plant at Nearman Creek in Wyandotte County. BPU has signed an agreement with Black & Veatch to help plan the project."
- Kansas City Star, April 11, 2006

News

Document could put hold on KCK power plant
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 8, 2007)
(Registration required)

BPU looks at effects of report
(Kansas City Star, March 8, 2007)
(Registration required)

Pitch Wins Court Battle
(Kansas City Pitch Weekly, March 8, 2007)

Utility may have violated federal law
(Kansas City Star, March 7, 2007)
(Registration required)

BPU Could Face Thousands In Fines
(Kansas City Pitch Weekly, March 1, 2007)

BPU considers new coal plant
(Kansas City Kansan, July 29, 2005)

BPU prepares for future utility needs
(Kansas City Kansan, July 25, 2005)

Goodland Energy Center

A group has proposed building an ethanol, biodiesel and coal-power plant in Goodland. The ethanol and coal plants previously operated in Minnesota in the towns of St. Paul and Moorhead, respectively. This project appears to be dead. (Oct. 2013)

Information

Goodland Energy Center, LLC, official web-site

Goodland Energy Center, unofficial web-site operated by a concerned citizen

News

Cranes lift heavy pieces of power plant into place
(Goodland Star-News, March 2, 2007)

Energy Center workers take off for holidays
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 29, 2006)

Steel rising at Energy Center Plants
(Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 26, 2006)

City, energy center unit promises power pact
(Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 26, 2006)

Energy center celebrates first step
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, May 12, 2006)

3 plants near Goodland to make ethanol, biodiesel, more
(Wichita Eagle, May 10, 2006)

Plat approved for Goodland Energy Center
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, March 21, 2006)

Site work begins at Goodland Energy Center
(Goodland Star-News, March 17, 2006)

Goodland power plant permit OK'd
(2nd page)
(Goodland Star-News, March 10, 2006)

Energy center creates excitement in Topeka, (Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 14, 2006)

Standing room only for GEC hearing, (Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 10, 2006)

Goodland Energy Center water line may not use county ditches
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 3, 2006)

Goodland Energy Center air permit hearing Wednesday, (Page 2)
(Goodland Star-News, Feb. 3, 2006)

City begins negotiations with Sunflower for power supply
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 27, 2006)

Energy Center wants to run water line down right-of-way
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 27, 2006)

Editorial: Air permit hearing; time to be counted
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 10, 2006)

Energy Center site ready for plants
- (Second Page)
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 6, 2006)

Energy Center may bring diversity to economy
- (Second Page)
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 3, 2006)

Goodland Energy Center work moving on schedule
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 22, 2005)

Engineer to Design new Goodland power line (PDF - 703 kB)
(2nd page of article) (PDF - 52 kB)
(Goodland Star-News, Sept, 27, 2005)

Washington Contractor to build coal plant (PDF - 114 kB)
(Goodland Star-News, Sept. 9, 2005)

Editorial: Plant questions can be answered (PDF - 109 kB)
(Goodland Star-News, August 16, 2005)

Board recommends industrial zoning
(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, August 12, 2005)

Power plant officials explore water options (PDF - 682 kB)
(2nd page of article) (PDF - 74 kB)
(Goodland Star-News, August 9, 2005)

Citizens question Goodland Energy Center complex (PDF - 682 kB)
(2nd page of article) (PDF - 74 kB)
(Goodland Star-News, August 9, 2005)

Oakley plant preview of Goodland Energy Center
(Goodland Star-News, August 05, 2005)

Editorial: Goodland struggled through decision
(Goodland Star-News, July 22, 2005)

Power Plant Contract approved
(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, July 22, 2005)

Power purchase contract denied, later approved
(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, July 22, 2005)

Power Plant Land May Be Prime For Real Estate
(WCCO TV, Minneapolis, MN, July 21, 2005)

Goodland Power Plants to Produce Clean Energy
(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, July 19, 2005)

Ambitious plan means more power for Goodland
(Wichita Eagle, July 17, 2005)

Goodland Annex Request gets OK
(2nd page of article)
(The Goodland Star-News, July 15, 2005)

Investors announce plan to build three energy plants
(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, July 08, 2005)

Goodland accepts request to annex land
near Caruso

(2nd page of article)
(Goodland Star-News, July 08, 2005)

Power, fuel complex could create 100 jobs (2nd page of article)
(The Goodland Star-News, July 06, 2005)

Editorial: Great weekend, today great news
(The Goodland Star-News , July 06, 2005)

More Information

Notice of Self-Certification of a Qualifying Small Power Production Facility located in Goodland, Kansas of GER LLC under QF05-208
- FERC form 556 submittal, April 2005

Pictures of Goodland Energy Center Equipment
- Posted by a group of citizens concerned about the project

 

Holcomb Coal Plant expansion

The Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, of Hays, KS, had original plans to add two or three 700 MW coal units to the Holcomb power plant site near Holcomb, Kansas. The power from these units would have been delivered to 67 electric distribution cooperatives in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. More than 1,000 miles of new high-voltage transmission lines would have been built to deliver the power from these new plants. Besides Sunflower, owners of the new units include Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Westminster, Colorado, and Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Amarillo, Texas. Midwest Energy, Hays, Kansas, committed to a long-term 75 megawatt purchase from the Holcomb 2 unit. This project has been tied up in litigation and permitting battles since 2007 and after initial air permits were denied by the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, a compromise was reached by Gov. Parkinson soon after assuming office and a new leader was installed at KDHE who approved the permit. A lower court upheld the permit, but in Oct. 2013, the Kansas Supreme Court reversed that decision. The fate of this project is in much doubt.

Information

Holcomb Station Expansion Project, Sunflower Electric et al., official web-site

DRAFT: Air Emission Source Construction Permit, KDHE

Board of directors approves resource development plan to meet growing loads
Tri-State power web-site

Report: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's Resource Plan - Analysis & Alternatives
Western Resource Advocates, April 2006 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Report: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's Resource Plan - Update 1: Forecast Review and Rate Impacts
Western Resource Advocates, December 2006 (PDF, 459 KB)

Report: Tri-State: Coal Expansion Poses Risks to Electricity Consumers,
Innovest, Nov. 2008

Report: Sierra Club Information on Parkinson Coal Agreement,
Innovest, May 2009

News

Eagle editorial: Holcomb power plant unlikely
(Wichita Eagle, Oct. 9, 2013)

Local officials react to Kansas court's Sunflower decision
(Garden City Telegram, Oct. 5, 2013)

Kansas Supreme Court reverses issuance of permit to build coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 4, 2013)

Kansas high court reverses Holcomb coal plant permit
(Topeka Capital Journal, Oct. 4, 2013)

New EPA coal rules may douse Kansas project
(Topeka Capital Journal, Sept. 23, 2013)

Officials: Sunflower ruling a roadblock
(Garden City Telegram, Feb. 3, 2012)

Coal plant critics file Supreme Court brief
(Topeka Capital-Journal, August 15, 2011)

Editorial: KDHE was a lapdog
(Wichita Eagle, June 26, 2011)

Editorial: Failed duty
(Lawrence Journal World, June 21, 2011)

Film crews come to Kansas to document Take Charge Challenge
(Lawrence Journal World, June 20, 2011)

Editorial: Kansas failed its residents on Sunflower power plant
(Kansas City Star, June 20, 2011)

Kansas agency, utility worked closely on permit for plant
(Kansas City Star, June 18, 2011)

Judge sides with Sierra Club in suit over Holcomb coal-fired plant
(Dodge City Globe, April 1, 2011)

Ruling seen as delay for coal plant
(Hutchinson News, April 1, 2011)

Court ruling could delay Sunflower coal plant
(Kansas City Star, March 31, 2011)

Former KDHE secretary Rod Bremby says he did not resign
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 11, 2011)

Fired KDHE leader speaks out at last
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 9, 2011)

Felix: Coal Wars
(Emporia Gazette, Dec. 24, 2010)

Editorial: Move on Sunflower permit was overdue
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 23, 2010)

CO Power = Kansas Pollution?
(Public News Service, Dec. 22, 2010)

Analysis: Kan. gov. owns decision on coal plant
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 20, 2010)

Editorial: Coal permit a relief
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 19, 2010)

Editorial: Sunflower Power
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 17, 2010)

Coal-fired plant’s Colorado partner says Kansas project is an option in longterm plans
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 25, 2010)

Watkins: Energy growth
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 19, 2010)

Proposed coal plant will impact local energy prices
(Pratt Tribune, Oct. 1, 2010)

videoSunflower Electric getting strong support in proposed plant’s home county
(Lawrence Journal-World, August 6, 2010)

Hearing held on coal-fired plant
(Salina Journal, August 5, 2010)

Sierra Club tries anew to block coal plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, August 4, 2009)

EPA: State must conduct review, hold hearings on latest coal-plant proposal
(Lawrence Journal-World, July 2, 2009)

EPA: Start over on coal proposal
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 1, 2009)

Editorial: Deal is no good for Kansas
(Salina Journal, May 12, 2009)

Editorial: Energy advance
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 12, 2009)

Allegrucci: Coal-plant deal act of political expediency
(Wichita Eagle, May 10, 2009)

Francisco questions energy bill
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 7, 2009)

Energy pact sent to House
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 7, 2009)

Kansas: Deal on Coal Plant
(The New York Times, May 6, 2009)
(Registration required)

Babson: New Kansas governor acts fast
(Kansas City Star, May 6, 2009)

The Great Kansas Compromise of '09
(Kansas Liberty, May 6, 2009)

Sunflower compromise bill passes out of Senate committee
(Kansas Liberty, May 6, 2009)

Parkinson confident on coal
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 6, 2009)

Coal plant deal pleases most
(Great Bend Tribune, May 6, 2009)

Hendricks: It didn't take long for Parkinson to sell out to GOP
(Kansas City Star, May 5, 2009)

State reaches agreement to enable one coal plant to be built at Holcomb
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 4, 2009)

Governor makes coal deal
(Topeka Capital-Journal, May 4, 2009)

Blog: Truce in the 2-year coal war
(Wichita Eagle, May 4, 2009)

Robocall urging coal plant support hits KU lines
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 21, 2009)

Governor vetoes Kansas coal plant bill
(Kansas City Star, April 15, 2009)

Editorial: Enough fighting over coal plants
(Wichita Eagle, April 15, 2009)

Senate to debate bill on coal-fired plants
(Topeka Capital Journal, March 4, 2009)

Sunflower Electric seeks to depose Sebelius
(Topeka Capital Journal, March 4, 2009)

Killing King Coal
(Sierra Magazine, March/April 2009)

What's different this year in terms of coal plant vote?
(Kansas City Star, March 1, 2009)

Rep. Wolf thinks House can override gov's expected veto of 'coal-fired' bill
(Great Bend Tribune, March 1, 2009)

House deals with energy, taxation
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Feb. 28, 2009)

Push for coal plants picks up momentum, but is it enough to pass?
(Kansas City Star, Feb. 28, 2009)

Editorial: Energy innovation
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 28, 2009)

House approves coal-fired power plants by less than veto-proof margin
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 27, 2009)

Update 2: Governor ready with coal veto
(Topeka Capital Journal, Feb. 27, 2009)

Democrats, Kansas Chamber square off over coal-plant bill
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 26, 2009)

Update: O'Neal to seek override of coal veto
(Topeka Capital Journal, Feb. 25, 2009)

Colo. power company interested in Sunflower coal plants looking at how it could be more efficient
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 9, 2009)

Editorial: Let courts decide Holcomb issue
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 6, 2009)

Coal plant battle moves into federal court
(Wichita Eagle, Feb. 6, 2009)

Sierra Club comes under fire during hearing on energy bill
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 5, 2009)

Bill would give Sunflower 2nd chance
(Hays Daily News, Feb. 5, 2009)

Federal judge to hear arguments over Sunflower Electric lawsuit
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 4, 2009)

Business groups pushing for coal plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 4, 2009)

Fighting the Coal Wars in Kansas
(Solar Today, Nov./Dec. 2008, p. 12)

Sunflower Electric sues state leaders
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 19, 2008)

Sunflower sues Sebelius, Bremby
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 18, 2008)

Sunflower Electric sues state leaders
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 18, 2008)

Ruling's effect on Sunflower power plants is unclear
(Hays Daily News, Nov. 16, 2008)

New study by environmental group questions viability of coal-burning plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 10, 2008)

Report casts doubt on coal plants
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 10, 2008)

Dodge City residents grill Bremby on coal-fired plants
(Dodge City Globe, Oct. 30, 2008)

Coal power project is still in the works
(Great Bend Tribune, October 23, 2008)

Planned coal plants in Kansas face opposition
(Wichita Eagle, April 27, 2007)

Tri-State backs off plans to build new coal plants
(Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, April 15, 2007)

Tri-State becoming a jolly green giant?
(Telluride (Col.) Daily Planet, April 11, 2007)

Sunflower’s proposed landfill under fire
(Hays Daily News, April 10, 2007)

Tri-State: Plan for one plant
(Garden City Telegram, April 6, 2007)

Coal-fired plants' construction delayed
(Hutchinson News, April 6, 2007)
(Registration required)

Tri-State delays plans for Kan. plant
(Denver Post, April 6, 2007)

Wind proponents confront coal power
(Vail (Col.) Daily News, April 5, 2007)

Tri-State plant plans pushed back
(Garden City Telegram, April 5, 2007)

Proposed power plant at Holcomb put on hold
(Hays Daily News, April 5, 2007)

Sierra Club files power plant suit
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 3, 2007)

Court ruling, lawsuit threaten power plants
(Hutchinson News, April 3, 2007)
(Registration required)

Sierra Club raises new concerns
(Garden City Telegram, March 17, 2007)

PVREA endorses coal-plant plans
(Fort Collins (Col.) Weekly, March 2007)

Coal-fired plants' foes power up
(Denver Post, Feb. 21, 2007)

Kansas coal generators to power CO
(Denver Post, Feb. 20, 2007)

Can coal recharge your iPods?
(Vail (CO) Daily, Feb. 14, 2007)

Notes from My Purple State: "A Coal-Fired War"
(BeyondChron, Feb. 7, 2007)

Tri-State plan draws ire of commissioners
(Crested Butte (CO) News, Feb. 2, 2007)

Power plant timing questioned
(Hutchinson News, Jan. 30, 2007)
(Registration required)

Bill targets coal-fired facilities
(Hutchinson News, Jan. 23, 2007)
(Registration required)

Bill would place moratorium on coal-fired plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 22, 2007)

Tri-State Raises Rates, New Coal-Based Power Plants Planned
(Telluride (Co.) Watch, Jan. 19, 2007)

Giessel: Are we forfeiting our quality of life?
(Goodland Star-News, Jan. 9, 2007)

Additional details on DMEA's decision to not sign contract extension
(DMEA Press Release, Dec. 22, 2006)

Col. Electric Co-op Board votes not to sign Tri-State contract extension
(DMEA Press Release, Dec. 20, 2006)

Sebelius still mulling ban on coal-fired plants
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 19, 2006)

Feds weigh in on coal plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 19, 2006)

Northeast to Kansas: Cut the coal
(Wichita Eagle Blog, Dec. 18, 2006)

Eight states weigh in against new coal plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 16, 2006)

All Fired Up
(The Lawrencian, Dec. 14, 2006)

Editorial: Role for Governor on Coal-Fired Plants
(Wichita Eagle, Dec. 13, 2006)

State to Kansas: Stop coal plant
(The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Dec. 13, 2006)

Power plant resistance grows
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 13, 2006)

Tri-State co-ops rates will skyrocket to pay for new coal plants
(Western Resource Advocates press release, Dec. 12, 2006)

Protestors want halt on new permits
(Garden City Telegram, Dec. 4, 2006)

Energy at the forefront
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 3, 2006)

Ralliers call for renewable alternatives
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 3, 2006)

Protesters brave wind to fight coal
(Hutchinson News, Dec. 3, 2006)
(Registration required)

Editorial: The Practical Side of Coal Plants
(Goodland Star-News, Dec. 1, 2006)

Anti-coal groups seek promotion of renewable energy
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Dec. 1, 2006)
(Registration required)

State extends comment period for power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 30, 2006)

Deadline extended
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 30, 2006)

Rally set against plan for coal-fired plants
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 30, 2006)
(Registration required)

Foes of coal to push options
(Salina Journal, Nov. 29, 2006)

Salina city commissioners fail to pass opposition of plant
(Hays Daily News, Nov. 28, 2006)
(Registration required)

Protesters favor wind power over burning coal
(Hays Daily News, Nov. 28, 2006)
(Registration required)

Water's value drying up
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 29, 2006)
(Registration required)

Power Corp. apologizes for comments
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 25, 2006)

City Commission opposes western Kansas power plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 22, 2006)

Sunflower defends expansion
(Salina Journal, Nov. 22, 2006)

Gunnison County (Col.) hears plans for new power plants
(Crested Butte (CO) News, Nov. 17, 2006)

Dozens testify on controversial coal-fired power plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 17, 2006)

Plant opposition overflows at hearing
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 17, 2006)
(Registration required)

Proposal for power plant draws foes
(Kansas City Star, Nov. 17, 2006)
(Registration required)

Public gets last chance to speak
(Garden City Telegram, Nov. 16, 2006)

EPA Region 7 Comments on Draft PSD Permit for Sunflower Holcomb Expansion
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 9, 2006)

Commissioner opposes new coal plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 1, 2006)

Sunflower sees growth in energy projects
(Wichita Eagle, October 29, 2006)

Sierra Club attorney predicts approval of Sunflower permit
(Hutchinson News, Oct. 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Attorney predicts permit approval for electric company
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Oct. 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Proposed power plants face criticism
(Lawrence Journal-World, October 27, 2006)

Coal-powered plant draws criticism, backing
(Lawrence Journal-World, October 26, 2006)

Public opinion favors expansion
(Garden City Telegram, Oct. 25, 2006)

Most in favor of new Sunflower plants
(Hutchinson News, Oct. 25, 2006)
(Registration required)

Plant seeks public comment
(Garden City Telegram, Oct. 21, 2006)

Critics skeptical of monetary gift
(Garden City Telegram, Oct. 6, 2006)

State seeks comments on Sunflower
(Garden City Telegram, Sept. 26, 2006)

Sunflower: Third plant is a go
(Garden City Telegram, July 10, 2006)

Tri-State Coal Plants Not Needed and Costly
Western Resource Advocates press release, April 26, 2006

Holcomb-area power plants on track for construction
(Hutchinson News, April 21, 2006)
(Registration required)

Sunflower, local officials to review expansion work
(Garden City Telegram, April 19, 2006)

Tri-State to build three power plants
(Denver Business Journal, April 6, 2006)

Capitol Briefing: Polluting parks
(Lawrence Journal-World, Feb. 6, 2006)

Editorial: Sunflower's Plans
(Garden City Telegram, Feb. 4, 2006)

Legislative help sought for power complex
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 27, 2006)

Sunflower seeks change in pollution permit
(The Hutchinson News, Jan. 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Kansas to get plants, but not power
(Wichita Eagle, August 12, 2005)

Utility to add three coal plants
(Rocky Mountain News, August 12, 2005)

Sunflower announces expansion
(Garden City Telegram, August 11, 2005)

Westar coal plant

"Westar wants to build an 800-megawatt plant and has been accepting bids from government entities in eastern Kansas. The utility has hired Burns & McDonnell to perform site studies." - Kansas City Star, April 11, 2006

Plans for this power plant have been delayed and likely scrapped. As of Fall 2013, there has been little mention of this project for several years.

News

Westar delays decision on building coal-burning plant
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 29, 2006)

Westar coal plant site selection delayed
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 29 2006)
(Registration required)

County Commission to hear about traffic in Franklin
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Aug. 29, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar delays plant site decision
(Parsons Sun, Dec. 28, 2006)

Editorial: County still has chance at plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, August 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar disqualifies Opolis site
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, August 26, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar to announce site of coal-fired power plant
(Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2006)

Westar narrows field on coal plant
(Hutchinson News, March 24, 2006)
(Registration required)

Pittsburg, Parsons 'appear' to remain in running for Westar plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, March 10, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar plant not coming to Fort Scott
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, March 9, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar's decision delayed
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Feb. 17, 2006)
(Registration required)

Westar still searching for power plant site
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Aug. 25, 2005)
(Registration required)

Change will raise county's '06 tax rate by 6.096 mills
(Hillsboro Free Press, August 24, 2005)
(Item on Marion County application at bottom)

Editorial: Westar is looking for place to build; let's give it a try
(Iola Register, August 10, 2005)

Bourbon County requests Westar plant in Fort Scott
(Kansas City Star, August 05, 2005)
(Registration required)

Hutchinson Chamber Pursues New Westar Coal-Fueled Power Plant
(The (Hutchinson, KS) Chamber Outlook, June 30, 2005)
(Registration required)

Kansas counties begin bid for Westar Energy coal plant, 200 jobs
(Wichita Business Journal, June 24, 2005)
(Registration required)

TXU coal plants (Texas)

TXU, a Texas utility plans to add 9,000 MW of coal-fired generation to their mix in Texas.

News

Editorial: Buyout puts focus on coal energy, pollution
(Denver Post, Feb. 27, 2007)

TXU's board OKs $32 billion private buyout
(Houston Chronicle, Feb. 26, 2007)
(Registration Required)

TXU Accepts $45 Billion Takeover
(Washington Post, Feb. 26, 2007)
(Registration Required)

A Buyout Deal That Has Many Shades of Green
(The New York Times, Feb. 26, 2007)
(Registration required)

Deal’s Broader Effect on Coal Plants Is Uncertain
(The New York Times, Feb. 26, 2007)
(Registration required)

In TXU’s $45 Billion Deal, Many Shades of Green
(The New York Times DealBook Blog, Feb. 26, 2007)
(Registration required)

In Big Buyout, Utility to Limit New Coal Plants
(The New York Times, Feb. 25, 2007)
(Registration required)

Judge blocks coal plant order
(Sherman-Denison (TX) Herald Democrat, Feb. 21, 2007)

Ruling will slow down coal plant permitting process
(Houston Chronicle, Feb. 21, 2007)

Local Ranchers Move To Block Coal Plants In Texas
(Huffington Post (NY), Feb. 21, 2007)

Silverstein: Fueling Texas' Future
(Energy Biz Insider, Jan. 10, 2007)

TXU's Texas-Sized Generation Build (PDF)
(Energy Biz, Nov/Dec 2006)

U.S. coal plant boom poses big questions
(Wichita Eagle, October 15, 2006)

Regional Coal Projects

Monitor follow-up: New Mexico coal plant set back
(Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2007)

Before regulation hits, a battle over how to build new US coal plants
(Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 22, 2007)

 


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