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Kansas Chapter Challenges KDHE Decision on Hog CAFO

Kansas Chapter Challenges KDHE Decision on Hog CAFO that Circumvents Water & Air Protections By Craig Volland On Sept. 12, 2017, the Kansas Chapter sent the following letter to the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment protesting the agency’s decision to all
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Leavenworth Cty. Residents Outraged over Secret Tyson Deal

Leavenworth Cty. Residents Outraged over Secret Tyson Deal By Craig Volland On September 5, state officials and Tyson Foods, Inc. announced plans to build a huge chicken slaughterhouse just south of Tonganoxie, Kan. The plant would kill some 65 million chickens per year and, according
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‘Go green! Eat clean!’ Kansas Chapter Education Grant at Work in Hoisington!

Karisa Cowan of Hoisington Middle School put her 2017 Sierra Club Environmental Grant for Kansas Primary and Secondary Teachers to work building a greenhouse for her school. Check out her video update on the work-in-progress.
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Fire at Phillips Co. Confinement kills 9,000 pigs

Fire at Phillips Co. Confinement kills 9,000 pigs By Craig Volland, Agriculture Committee Chair On June 6, 2017, a fire killed 9,000 pigs at the Husky Hogs breeding operation in Phillips County, Kansas. This incident even made national news. Far from an isolated event, these tragic co
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Finding the Best Food at Farmers’ Markets

Finding the Best Food at Farmers’ Markets By Craig Volland, Ag Committee Chair Introduction. This is the first of a continuing series on Healthy Food and Farms, a new campaign of the Kansas Chapter. The Sierra Club recently issued our national policy on Food and Agriculture: http://ww
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