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Kansas Chapter Announces Endorsements for 2014 Primaries

Endorsements for incumbents are based on voting records on a list of issues of importance to the Sierra Club, including the Renewable Portfolio Standards for adoption of renewable energy into the grid, which has been at issue in the legislature each of the past three sessions. Endorse
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ALERT: Get on the Bus to the People’s Climate March, Sept 20-21

Editors note: See an important message from Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments
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New ad campaign supports Holcomb II coal-fired power plant

A new ad campaign by the Alliance for Freedom, a Washington-based conservative group, urges viewers to support construction of the Holcomb II coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. The group is spending nearly $250,000 to run TV ads between now and August 5th in support of Gov. S
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Ohio study finds more costs than benefits in shale gas drilling – Midwest Energy News

Originally posted at This article doesn’t explain very well what the actual report makes clear: while a few people make money from leases, several people, most people in local communities, suffer the problems from fracking. Contaminated w
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Bill McKibben’s People’s Climate March

Have you heard about the People’s Climate March in New York City, September 20-21, 2014? Well, the Sierra Club’s Kansas Chapter is sending a bus—and you can be on it! Led by Bill McKibben and, the People’s Climate March will take place just days ahead of the United
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