Setbacks for Coal

Two setbacks for coal this week:  First, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued an order that will result in further delay of the Longleaf coal-fired power plant proposed for Early County, Georgia.  Second, U.S. EPA notified the state of Kansas and Sunflower Electric Power Corp. that a new air quality permit will be required before Sunflower can build a 895 megawatt extension to its existing coal-burning power plant near Holcomb.