|Current Penalties ($)||Amount Paid
To Date ($)
|Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.|
* Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).|
** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
|Dave Johnston||MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co||PacifiCorp-Rocky Mtn||Converse County, WY||1397799|
|Nearman Creek||Kansas City City of||Kansas City City of||Wyandotte County, KS||874090|
|Leland Olds||Basin Electric Power Coop||Basin Electric Power Coop-East||Mercer County, ND||255638|
January 6, 2011
As part of a deal to permit the construction of the Sunflower Power Plant in western Kansas, the Kansas legislature passed a bill requiring the plant to burn a mix of coal that included coal mined in state. However, now that the plant has been permitted, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that a loophole exempts Sunflower from burning any Kansan coal at all, and Sunflower’s permit says they’re only burning coal from the Powder River Basin.
Legislators responsible for the law are not happy. “It does concern me, because that is part of the agreement and it’s why I voted for the bill. This provided jobs down here and I looked at the potential for those jobs… Here we go again, we’re getting treated like the red-headed stepchild” said Democrat Bob Grant, one of the authors of the bill. As for why? Sunflower Electric is partially controlled by the Western Fuels Association which runs the Dry Fork Mine in the Powder River Basin. WFA was unavailable for comment.
Read article at http://www.gpace.org/news/coal-loophole-may-block-sek-revenue/
Reclamation records for 3/13/99 to 1/31/00. Permit 599-T3.