As part of an effort to reduce emissions, Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission voted last week to shut down four coal-fired power plants in the Denver area and switch some of the plants to natural gas. Meanwhile, Kansas seems bent on approving the expansion of the coal-fired power plant near Holcomb before stricter federal environmental rules go in place in January. Kansas Department of Health and Environment employees have been working evenings and weekends on the permit. Most of the power from the Kansas plant would be shipped to Colorado (while Kansas keeps the pollution).
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