TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoes a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
The bill also would reduce the power of the state's secretary of health and environment. Sebelius objected strongly to the idea.
A legislative staffer confirmed that the Senate received her message Friday.
The health and environment secretary denied an air-quality permit in October for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. The Hays-based utility wants to build the two plants in Finney County.
Sebelius' administration noted the two plants could produce 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. Many scientists link CO2 to global warming.