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Nationwide in 2006, utilities were proposing almost 150 new coal burning power plants. -
That number has been dramatically reduced. Missouri had proposals for three (Weston (under construction), Norborne (cancelled), and Springfield(under construction).
Kansas had proposals for three (Goodland, Holcomb(permit rejected, appeal pending) and Kansas City, KS (cancelled). (See the map)
None of the local plants propose the newest technology, coal gasification, often called "clean-coal" but highly controversial, untested on a large scale and very expensive. Each plant will:

We believe energy efficiency and renewables can keep electricity rates low, create jobs and avoid health risks. Our mission is to convince the public and our leaders that this is a better idea. Please join us - sign up for our Legislative Action Network.
In 2007 we settled our legal action concerning KCP&L's Iatan Power Plant near Weston, MO with a landmark agreement.

Iatan Power Plant Collaboration Agreement

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Why coal is a bad business investment

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Coal Gasification

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Local Articles of Interest
KCP&L plan shifts to efficiency- The Kansas City Star - Dec 23, 2011
Environmental Upgrades Reduce Iatan Emissions- St. Joe News Press- June 6, 2009
Governor Mark Parkinson Signs Landmark Energy Legislation - The Kansas Register - May 22, 2009
Coal-Plant Decision Fires Up Critics - The Kansas City Star - May 11, 2009
Rush for Coal Plants Slows to a Stagger - The Kansas City Star -Mar. 13, 2009
Some are Frustrated KCP&L Hasn't Pushed Harder to Add Green Energy - The Kansas City Star - Feb. 19, 2009
Clean-Air Dispute Could Cost BPU Millions - The Kansas City Star -Nov. 26, 2008
Surprise Drop in Power Use Delivers Jolt to Utilities - The Wall Street Journal - Nov. 21, 2008
Peak Coal in 2025? - Triple Pundit -Nov. 10, 2008
Ruling: Coal Plants Must Limit C02 - Sierra Club - Nov. 13, 2008
Kansas City Power & Light - The Pitch -Sept. 04, 2008
Regulators Say Yes to Purchase of Aquila - The Kansas City Star - July 2, 2008
Bad Year for Platte County Development - The Kansas City Star -Jun. 17, 2008
Kansas Coal Plant Dust Settles, but There's More Debate Ahead - The Kansas City Star - May. 21, 2008
Construction of Coal-fired Power Plant East of Excelsior Springs Delayed Indefinitely - The Kansas City Star -Mar. 03, 2008
Cost of Coal Power Rising - The Kansas City Star - Mar. 20, 2008
Electric Co-ops Debut New Energy Efficiency Programs - Associated Electric Cooperative - Mar. 7, 2008
KC Awaits Blunt's Waiver of Ethanol Blend Mandate - The Kansas City Star - Mar. 31, 2008
Construction of Coal-fired Power Plant East of Excelsior Springs Delayed Indefinitely - The Kansas City Star - Mar. 03, 2008
Missouri Cooperative Abandons New Coal Plant In Favor of Clean Energy - Sierra Club - Mar. 4, 2008
Wall Street Shows Skepticism Over Coal - The Wall St Journal - Feb. 4, 2008
Congressman Joins Kansas Fray Over Expansion of Coal-Fired Plant - The Kansas City Star - Feb. 14, 2008
KCP&L isn't Disclosing Cost Overruns of Plant Near Weston, Anonymous Letter Says - The Kansas City Star - Feb. 14, 2008
More Articles

Websites of Interest

- Greenability Magazine - Kansas City Star - Changing Climate Section
- Renew Missouri - Clear The Air
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Gasification Technologies Council
- Environmental Protection Agency - American Lung Association
- Physicians for Social Responsibility - Clean Air Task Force
- American Solar Energy Society - Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- American Wind Energy Association - U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Rocky Mountain Institute - Concerned Citizens of Carroll County
- Mercury Fish Consumption Advisories - EPA/FDA  

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