Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

The 2010 Midterm Elections

The political climate as the midterm elections approach is dominated by reactionary extremists of every sort.  Anti-environmentalism is just one ingredient in a toxic stew of frustration and rage that has turned itself on the majority party in Congress and the Obama Administration.  R
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Sunflower Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Faces Legal Challenge

Lawsuit cites failure to meet Clean Air Act standards, improper permitting process Topeka, Kan—Earthjustice, representing the Sierra Club of Kansas, filed an appeal to a permit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued to Sunflower Electric in December 2010.  The permit i
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Fact Sheet on the Governor’s Coal Plant Agreement with Sunflower Electric

by Craig Volland, Chair, Air Quality Committee, Kansas Chapter, Sierra Club The Governor has justified his May 4, 2009 settlement with Sunflower Electric Power Corporation primarily on two premises. First, and most importantly to the Governor, the settlement broke the impasse in the K
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Brune Gas Policy

In one of my first messages to you as the Sierra Club’s new executive director, I spelled out four matters I consider priorities for my first three months.  Today I’d like to discuss our plans for addressing one of those priorities:  the regulation of natural gas. The topic has come u
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Brune Press Release

President Obama Halts Arctic, Virginia Drilling, Announces New Safety Rules Sierra Club Calls for an End to Offshore Drilling and a Plan to Move Beyond Oil Washington, DC – The Sierra Club issues the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcements about the BP
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