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Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

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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Cafta Fails The Test On Environment

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is an expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  It was signed in May, 2004 and soon will be up for a vote in Congress. CAFTA wil
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US can eliminate oil fuel in a few decades

From Rocky Mountain Institute Snowmass, Colorado – On September 20, Rocky Mountain Institute released ‘Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security,’ a Pentagon, co-funded blueprint for freeing the United States from oil use. The plan outlines how American indus
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The Neosho River Log Jam

An enormous logjam is located on the NeoshoRiver, where the mouth of the river feeds into JohnRedmondLake – a reservoir created by the U.S.  Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1970s.  The logjam first started forming in mid-1980’s when the U.S.  Army Corp of Engineers fi
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How now, industrial cow?

In this Prairie Writers Circle essay, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke argues for an agriculture that follows nature’s example.  Francis Thicke and his wife, Susan, have an organic, grass-based dairy near Fairfield, Iowa. He has served as national program leader for soil scie
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