Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Topeka Group Expands Participation In “Cool Cities”

In June, Topeka Group member Phil Morse agreed to serve as the Group’s political chair/Cool Cities chair.  Phil is a recently retired commercial real estate broker, and had served for many years on the Topeka and Shawnee County Planning Commission.  Phil’s first goal as political chai
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Make Wichita Our Cool City!

On August 22, 2006, the Wichita City Council conducted a Cool Cities Workshop which proved to be a positive outcome in the respect that we were able to keep the request alive in the form of allowing the Air Quality Improvement Task Force to meet with Sierra Club and any other individu
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Who Gets the Power from the Holcomb Coal Plants

Sunflower Electric is seeking a permit to build three new 660 megawatt coal-fired power plants about four miles south of Holcomb, Ks.  They will be called Holcomb 2, 3 & 4.   Holcomb 1, a 360 MW coal plant at this location, commenced operation in 1983. Sunflower Electric serves on
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Fact Sheet on Wind Power in Kansas

Prepared by Kansas Chapter, Sierra Club 9-15-2006 Introduction. Electric utility companies serving Kansas communities have been reluctant to commit to the purchase or installation of a significant amount of wind power in the state. Instead, all major utilities have plans to build new
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Arkansas River Float

Beautiful weather, good river level and light winds made for a great float from the Goat Ranch near Mulvane to Geuda Springs, a distance of approximately 23 miles.  Bill Cather and I had the river to ourselves Saturday, and we enjoyed the solitude and many wildlife experiences.  We sa
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