Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Fracking pollution just went airborne – Grist

By Madeleine Thomas From contaminated groundwater to polytechnic displays at the kitchen faucet, most of the major concerns around fracking have centered around how fracking fluids and methane could be polluting our water supply. But we’ve started to suspect that fracking impacts the
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‘Extinction is forever!': Elaine Giessel’s letter to the KDWPT

October 16, 2014 Salina, Kansas Distinguished KWPT Commissioners: My name is Elaine Giessel. I live in Overland Park, KS. I volunteer as the Endangered Species and Wildlife Chair for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club. I have lived in Kansas for 15 years, having moved here from Tex
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Local and County Endorsements

The Sierra Club endorsements we have at this time are for Johnson County as follows: Chair – Johnson County Board of Commissioners – Ed Eilert First District Johnson County Commissioner – Ros Shaffer Fourth District County Commissioner – Curt Skoog
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A new, landmark report shows that hopes of a long-term golden era in American oil & gas production are unfounded – Post Carbon Institute

America’s energy landscape has undergone a dramatic shift over the last decade—literally and figuratively—as a result of the widespread use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Whole areas of the country have been transformed in a matter of months, while the f
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Brownback Bulldozing the Kansas Economy

The following is a letter from Ryan Wright, executive director of Kansas Values Institute. When Gov. Sam Brownback launched his “experiment” on Kansas and its people, he said his policies would “be like a shot of adrenaline into the Kansas economy,” promising they would create jobs, b
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