Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Southwind Garners Clean Air Award at Wichita Energy Conference

The 2010 Wichita Regional Energy & Sustainability Conference, January 22-23, was filled with presentations covering everything from rain-barrels for home use and updates on the Kansas legislative session to Wichita’s Eco-Partnership with Wuxi, China.  The first of the two days foc
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Going Green "Bad For Business"??

On a Tuesday morning early this January I was sitting at a table with my wife and two daughters at a Perkins Restaurant in Olathe.  While eating my tremendous twelve breakfasts, I happened to glance up and notice a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) in the fixture above us.  It gave
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TOPEKA GROUP ANNOUNCES 2010 PROGRAMS, VENUE CHANGE

The Topeka Group executive committee met on November 10 to plan for 2010 programs.  For the past several years, a member survey has been distributed at fall meetings and emailed to Topeka Group members and friends, in order to obtain feedback on programs and activities.  This year’s s
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Climate in the Statehouse

Our state is in the midst of an economic recession that threatens safeguards we all depend on, including core environmental protections. Kansans rely on protections that keep our families healthy: clean water to drink, unpolluted air to breathe, and the clean-up of toxic contamination
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What Might Have Been

The long-awaited air quality permit application from Sunflower Electric Power Corporation to build a 900mw coal-fired power plant has been submitted to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Sunflower once said it had to have the permit by the end of the 2008 legislative ses
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