Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

If We Want To Save The Planet, We Need A Five-Year Freeze On Biofuels

Oil produced from plants sets up competition for food between cars and people.  People – and the environment – will lose It used to be a matter of good intentions gone awry.  Now it is plain fraud.  The governments using biofuel to tackle global warming know that it causes
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Sierra Club’s Position on the New TradeWind Energy Wind Farm

TradeWind Energy, a wind power developer based in Lenexa, Kansas, has announced the go ahead of the first 100 MW stage of its long planned 250 MW wind farm along Interstate 70 in northern Ellsworth County and southern Lincoln county, Kansas. The project will be owned and financed by E
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The Coal Rush Slows

Recent events suggest that the mad dash by the electric utility industry to build some 150 coal fired power plants may be slowing.  Here in Kansas Westar announced in December that they were placing their proposed new coal plant on hold because of soaring construction costs.  They cou
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Topeka Group Plans 2007 Programs

The Topeka Group executive committee (ExCom) met on December 12, 2006, to plan for programs and activities for 2007.  Program ideas for the general membership meetings were many, and after much discussion, the ExCom decided on eleven monthly programs for this coming year.  Not all spe
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