Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Flint Hills Burning Proposed for Clean Air Act Exemption

The wholesale annual burning of rangeland in the Flint Hills is causing exceedances of the ozone smog air quality standard in the major urban areas of Kansas.  This is becoming an even more serious problem because the USEPA is proposing to lower the ozone air quality standard this yea
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KEC’s Baby Steps for Wind Power

The Kansas Energy Council, a group that advises the governor on energy policy, has put forth a plan for the development of wind power in Kansas.  The proposal, which would require enabling legislation, would allow the Kansas Corporation Commission to consider the intangible benefits a
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Kansas Sierra Club Tells Capitol Hill To Protect Our Rivers

Charles Benjamin Travels to Washington, D.C. to Promote River Safeguards Rivers and streams in our region got a bigger voice in Washington, D.C. in mid-September.  Charles Benjamin, lawyer and lobbyist for the Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club, met with Congressman Dennis Moore to discuss
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Nancy Boyda vs. Jim Ryun for U.S. Congressional 2nd District

Editor Note: Nancy Boyda has been endorsed by the Sierra Club for the U.S. Congressional 2nd District.  Now THAT’s a clear choice!! It’s election season again — time for politicians to parade in their skivvies before the voters and declare, in their loudest and most righte
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Local Sierra Club Celebrates 10 Years with Guest Speaker

Reprinted with the permission of Kansas State Collegian, 9/5/06   About 35 people gathered at the Manhattan Public Library Thursday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Flint Hills Sierra Club with a guest speaker, music and refreshments. Anne Zimmerman, a local singer,
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