TOPEKA, Kan. (May 25, 2016) – Earlier this month, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law that halts state efforts to comply with the EPA Clean Power Plan, at least temporarily.
Senate Bill 318 (SB318) passed both houses of the Kansas legislature comfortably. It prohibits any state agency from engaging in activities relating to implementing the clean power plan until the Supreme Court lifts the stay it issued while it decides on a lawsuit brought by 24 states to block the EPA plan.
The bill would suspend all state agency activities, studies, and investigations that are in furtherance of the preparation of an initial submittal, or the evaluation of any options for the submission, of a final state plan pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602, codified as 40 CFR part 60 (Clean Power Plan). The suspension of state agency activities would continue until the stay on the implementation of the Clean Power Plan is lifted.
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