Statement From Americans for Balanced Energy Choices Executive Director Joe Lucas On Governor Sebelius' Open Letter Regarding the Holcomb Power Plant

The following is a statement from Americans for Balanced Energy Choices Executive Director Joe Lucas On Governor Sebelius' open letter regarding the Holcomb power plant:


We are dismayed by the Governor's recent open letter to Kansans. It appears she is convinced that some "perfect" energy option exists. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Every energy resource--including coal--has its challenges. In her statement, Governor Sebelius displays a pessimistic view of how technology is rapidly making American coal a clean energy option, including the capture and storage of carbon dioxide.

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