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New ad campaign supports Holcomb II coal-fired power plant

A new ad campaign by the Alliance for Freedom, a Washington-based conservative group, urges viewers to support construction of the Holcomb II coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. The group is spending nearly $250,000 to run TV ads between now and August 5th in support of Gov. S
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Ohio study finds more costs than benefits in shale gas drilling – Midwest Energy News

Originally posted at http://www.midwestenergynews.com/author/dguth/ This article doesn’t explain very well what the actual report makes clear: while a few people make money from leases, several people, most people in local communities, suffer the problems from fracking. Contaminated w
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Bill McKibben’s People’s Climate March

Have you heard about the People’s Climate March in New York City, September 20-21, 2014? Well, the Sierra Club’s Kansas Chapter is sending a bus—and you can be on it! Led by Bill McKibben and 350.org, the People’s Climate March will take place just days ahead of the United
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Bill McKibben Issues ‘Call to Arms’ for New York Climate Summit

By Sophie Yeo From RTCC.org (Responding To Climate Change) Activists have issued a “call to arms” on climate change, hoping to assemble tens of thousands of people in New York ahead of a landmark UN Summit in September. Led by Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of the 3
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Water Vision Team on Statewide Tour July 7-11

Team leaders to share first draft of the 50-year Vision with public. Below the dates are comments by Sierra Club Co-Conservation Chair Duane Schrag. Topeka, KS – Next week the Governor’s Water Vision Team will be visiting 12 locations throughout the state for citizens to provide input
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