I have news for the state legislators wanting to strip our state secretary of health of his authority to regulate power plant emissions (2/5, Local, “Push is on to revive coal plant projects”): The era of science-denial is over.
That permit rejection was based on reality, not “on a whim,” as Sunflower Electric says. Once the Environmental Protection Agency is revived, it will resume its obligation to regulate CO2, as the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it should.
In the meantime, it is irresponsible to override valid objections to an expensive and unnecessary monster of a coal-fired power plant for the financial gains of a few and to the detriment of all. It’s been shown that developing the state’s wind power resources would provide larger and more widely-distributed economic benefits for far more people.
I’m not a paleontologist, but it appears to me that many of our legislators are closely related to the dinosaurs in the coal industry.