Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Harpooning Mother Earth and The Paradigm Shift

On December 16 of 2010, a little over a month ago, what we all worked so hard to prevent, happened (not that we’re giving up now).  On that day the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) granted a permit to Sunflower Electric to build a coal plant near Holcomb, Kansas.  In
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Don’t Forget the Prairie Chickens

Tom Kneil and Ellie Skokan of the Southwind Group manned an exhibit for the Kansas Chapter at the Kansas Natural Resources Conference held Jan. 20-21, in Wichita.  Craig Volland, Duane Schrag and Craig Wolfe were instrumental in preparation of the exhibit which featured the greater pr
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Hydraulic Fracturing 101

A very good and comprehensive review of the topic from EarthWorksAction.org http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101#.UufWLrTnaHs
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Wichita Eagle Commentary by Sierra Club: Flint Hills plan is a smoke screen.

In 2003 and then again in 2009 and 2010, rangeland burning in the Flint Hills caused exceedances of the ozone smog air-quality standard at monitors in Wichita, Kansas City and/or Topeka. In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected a request by the Kansas Department of Health
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Charles Benjamin

Charles Benjamin was a good man. Had he not been brilliant, he could not have been a college professor. Had he not been courageous, he would never have run for Congress. Had he not been high minded and altruistic, he would not have accepted the position of lobbyist for Kansas Sierra C
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