- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A bill approved by the Kansas Senate would require legislators to sign off on the state’s plan for complying with a federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

The Senate’s vote Tuesday was 34-3. The House passed a version of the bill in March but must consider changes made by senators.

The Senate version would allow the secretary of health and environment to draft a plan for complying with the new rule from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

The plan could include voluntary agreements with utilities to lower carbon emissions that have been linked by scientists to climate change.

But an 11-member legislative committee would have to approve the plan before the state could submit it to the EPA.

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