Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Eastern Kansas Farmer Produces Organic Whole Grain & Flours

It’s not easy being an organic row crop farmer these days with genetically engineered  pollen flying around.  But Lee Quaintance does it, along with his wife, Cindy and their son, Nathan, 6, on their 300 acre Soaring Eagle Farms operation near Edgerton, KS in JohnsonCounty.  To avoid
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Chapter Intervenes In Utility Rate Cases

The Kansas Chapter has formally intervened in three dockets before the Kansas Corporation Commission.  Two of these are rate increase requests from Aquila and KCPL.  The other is a generic docket which is considering energy efficiency and the role of utilities and the KCC in regards t
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Kansas needs a new politics

We’ve now had many months to consider the question posed by the title of Thomas Frank’s best-selling book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” But his investigation of why middle America votes against its own economic interests, while compelling, only scratches the surface. As in most of
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HB 2263, supported by the Kansas Sierra Club, would do two things:

Create the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority that would build electric transmission lines, whose need has been identified by a regional electric transmission authority (i.e., the Southwest Power Pool) or for the purposes of economic development (i.e., bringing money into western
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Kansas Legislative Wrap Up

This report contains the status of various bills supported or opposed by the Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club at final adjournment of the 2005 Kansas legislative session.  Many thanks to the members of the Kansas Sierra Club legislative “tree” for contacting their legislators during the
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