Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Wanted Change? Let’s Hope.

In the last issue of the Planet Kansas I wrote the article “Want Change?  Go Vote!”  The question now becomes did we get change on November 7th.  The political answer is yes and no.  Only time will answer this question for certain What did stay the same?  Kathleen Sebelius remains as
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Huge Crowd attends Third KDHE Hearing on Holcomb Expansion

The Chapter’s request for an extra evening hearing on the huge Holcomb, Kansas, coal-fired power plant expansion paid off when over 300 people attended in Lawrence on Nov.  16.  So many people arrived that KDHE had to quickly arrange to pipe in testimony to an adjacent room, in
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Clean Energy Workshops Held In Topeka And Wichita

On October 1, a warm fall Sunday afternoon at WashburnUniversity in Topeka, 19 Sierra Club members from Topeka, Lawrence, and Kansas City attended a four hour workshop on clean energy strategies in Kansas.  Featured presenters included Charles Benjamin, legislative coordinator for the
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Kansas Chapter Members Appear at KDHE Hearing on Proposed Sunflower Plant

It has been a busy September and October for all of us who care about the environment.  Thanks to the leadership of the Kansas Sierra Club, we in Topeka have been able to also be engaged and participate in a small way in the effort.  Our Topeka Cool Cities endeavor seems to be stalled
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KCC Investigates Energy Efficiency Programs

On September 11th of this year, the Kansas Corporation Commission opened an investigation on the possibility of requiring utilities in the state of implementing some sort of energy efficiency programs for their customers.  This came at the behest of the Sierra Club who in an earlier p
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