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Sierra Club represented on Energy Panel with Lieutenant Governor

The Sierra Club participated in an Earth Day Energy Panel Discussion with the Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson.  This event was sponsored by EmporiaStateUniversity as a part of their week-long Earth Day celebration.  Joe Spease, Legislative Chair and President of Pristine Power, rep
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Pack the Capitol Day

Kansans once again proved their dedication to a clean energy future on April 30th.  This is the day the legislature reconvened from its spring break.  On this day, there was also an expected attempt to override the Governor’s veto of SB 148.  If you’ll recall, this is the bill that wo
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Westar Energy Announces Agreement With Electric Transmission America To Form New Transmission Company

TOPEKA , Kan. , May 19, 2008 — Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) today announced it and Electric Transmission America (ETA) have formed Prairie Wind Transmission, LLC, a joint venture company that plans to construct ultra-high capacity electric transmission facilities in Kansas. This proj
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Spring Brings Out The Green – It’s Time To Pitch In!

The Kanza Group is in need of volunteers for Earth Day celebrations and other Spring Green activities. The Sierra Club has numerous opportunities to meet the public and talk about the critical work we are doing to protect the Kansas environment.  We have victories to celebrate and a l
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Are new coal plants Kansas’ only source of electricity?

By DUANE SCHRAG Salina Journal When the state of Kansas said last year that it would not approve a pair of new coal-fired power plants in Holcomb, it set off a chorus of objections and dire predictions. One argument went like this: If the power plants are not built, much-needed transm
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