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Settlement calls for air pollution controls, end of coal use at two power plants

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the Wyandotte County Unified Government Commission approved a settlement with the Sierra Club for BPU to end the use of coal at its Quindaro coal-fired power plant in Kansas by 2015. The settlement also requires BPU to reduce emissions at its Nearman coal-fired power plant by 2017 and invest $750,000 in energy efficiency programs for local residents.

The settlement resolves allegations from the Sierra Club, which said in 2012 it intended to sue BPU for more than 9,000 air pollution violations at the power plants.

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