1. AIR POLLUTION:
Kan. Supreme Court scraps permit for coal-fired power project
The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled today to scrap a key permit issued to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. for a coal-fired power project in western Kansas. Responding to a lawsuit from the Sierra Club, the justices ruled the Kansas Department of Health and Environment misinterpreted state and federal emissions rules for nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide when it issued the permit for the Holcomb power plant.