Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Topeka Group Makes Plans For Earth Day

The newly reconstituted Topeka Group is making plans for an Earth Day event that will provide the Group with an ongoing, visible presence in the Topeka community.  Jack Smith, Group outings chair, has applied to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s “Adopt a Highway” program for t
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Protect the Flint Hills and give us Wind.

The media industry loves Kansas and why not?  We continually find ways to feed them headlines for their “News of the Weird,” from Senator Kay O’Connor’s  famous statement that women should never had be given the right to vote to Connie Morris of the Kansas State Board of Education cal
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Lawmakers make little progress on conservation, energy bills

Topeka — When the price of gas peaked at more than $3 a gallon last year and winter promised steep increases in home heating costs, some legislators assumed promoting renewable energy and conservation would be big issues this year. They turned out to be wrong. With the start of the 20
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Members Needed for the Energy Committee!!

Energy policy in the U.S. has vaulted to a prominent spot in state and federal political and economic debates for many reasons.  First, energy production generates significant forms of pollution including mercury, ozone, particulates, and green house gases.  Second, securing energy re
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Mercury Threat from New Kansas Coal Plants

Electric Power Producers in Kansas are planning to add some 3000 megawatts of new coal burning capacity by 2012.  In addition KCP&L has recently received a permit (being appealed) to add 1050 MW in coal burning capacity at their Iatan site just north of the KC metro area near West
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