Description: Petitions filed to compel setting of carbon dioxide emissions standards in connection with company's plan to construct coal-fired power plants.
Dean v. Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/19/2007 Order Case dismissed without prejudice on notice of plaintiff. After the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment denied permits for coal-fired generators, citing concerns regarding their carbon dioxide emissions, the petitions were dismissed without prejudice. 05/17/2007 Petition Petition filed. A husband and wife filed a petition to compel the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to set standards for carbon dioxide emissions. Their lawsuit was consolidated with two earlier proceedings, one filed by the couple and one by the Sierra Club. The lawsuits related to a company's plans to build two or three coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.