Kansas gets real on coal-fired power plants

Now that its governor Kathleen Sebelius has been booted upstairs to become the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kansas is finally getting down to business and building one of two proposed coal fired plants in the western part of the state. The Associated Press article at the link details the compromises made, but the good thing is that at least there is forward progress, rather than the kind of do-nothing stalemate that occurs in many situations like this.

Kansas is hardly in a position to turn down industrial development. Earlier this year Governor Sebelius announced the state was so deep into the red ink that it might not be about to pay income tax refunds. No wonder she got a job in Washington D.C.