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Sierra Club Asks KCC to Open Data on KCP&L Rate Hike

The following is a press release from the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, May 11, 2005   The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club filed yesterday a challenge to the Kansas Corporation Commission’s grant of confidentiality for certain key data submitted with KCP&L’
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Kansas Governor Signs Bill Creating Transmission Authority

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday signed into law a measure (HB 2263) that will create an electric transmission authority for the Midwest state. The move follows similar efforts to set up such authorities in a number of other states, including the Dakotas (see Power Market Today
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What Ever Happened to Senate Bill 204?

In 2001, the issue of when is a stream not a stream in Kansas came to the fore as a result of the state’s obligation to provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a list of designated uses for its streams.  Once a stream is classified as a stream, its uses can be designate
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Environmental Justice Report: EPA Hosts

Hispanic Stakeholders Forum In The Heartland   On February 11, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order # 12898, specifying “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.” For the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (
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2005 Kansas Legislative Update

Setting the Chapter’s Legislative Priorities: The Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club, primarily through its Legislative Committee (LegCom), sets the legislative priorities and goals of the Chapter in consultation with the Chapter’s legislative liaison, Ch
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