Seeing through the industries promises of clean coal takes brains, knowing the right thing to do takes heart and actually doing it takes courage. According to this piece in the Washington Post Kansas Governor Katherine Sebelius showed all three when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed the construction of two new coal fired power plants.

"Of all the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me as governor, none is greater than my obligation to protect the health and well-being of the people of Kansas," she said.