Colorado Utility Denied Air Permit for 1400 Megawatt Coal Plant

For Immediate Release

Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Westminster, CO) who provides power to 44 rural electric cooperatives in 4 states, was denied a crucial Air Permit needed to begin construction on a 1400 MW facility 50 miles from Colorado in Holcomb Kansas to serve its Colorado customers.  The facility, once the largest planned coal facility west of the Mississippi, would have contributed over 10 million tons of global wamring pollution into the air each year.
 
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby said, “I believe it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do nothing,” 
 
Environment Colorado has been working with Rural Electric Cooperative customers since 2006 to oppose construction of this facility.  Along the way Environment Colorado partners gained the support of local governments, elected officials, attorneys general from eight states, and everyday Colorado ratepayer who had the vision for a new energy future. 
Click this link below to watch the announcement by Secretary Roderick Bremby of the Kansas Department of Health Environment, who said "it would be irresponsible to ignore emerging information about the contribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to climate change and the potential harm to our environment and health if we do nothing.”