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Simran Sethi Covers Kansas Coal

Article: Simran Sethi Covers Kansas Coal

Simran Sethi interviews Rod Bremby, the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, who prevented Sunflower Electric from building multiple coal plants in Kansas on the basis of denying them permits to release CO2 pollution. As it turns out, Rod Bremby has been under a lot of pressure from coal industry lobbyists to…

Electric Co-op Sues Kansas Governor Over Coal Plant Denial

Article: Electric Co-op Sues Kansas Governor Over Coal Plant Denial

HAYS, Kansas, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – Sunflower Electric Power Corporation today filed a lawsuit in federal court against Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and other state officials over the denial of an air quality permit for the expansion of the cooperative’s coal-fired power plant at Holcomb Station in Finney County. The October 2007 decision to…

20,000 Works of Art in Earth Day Recycling Collage

Article: 20,000 Works of Art in Earth Day Recycling Collage

TOPEKA, Kansas, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management was looking for a unique way to promote recycling on Earth Day. The answer was close at hand. Kansan and environmental artist Stan Herd agreed to create an environmental awareness collage using 20,000 pieces of artwork submitted…

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

Article: Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

TOPEKA, Kansas, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, today again vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants in western Kansas. The measure, SB 148, supported mainly by Republicans, passed without a veto-proof majority of…

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

Article: Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants because of the greenhouse gases they would have produced. The measure passed without a veto-proof majority of state legislators. Last…

Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

Article: Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of groups and individuals gathered at the Kansas State Capitol Tuesday to show support for Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ expected veto of an energy bill that would permit two coal-fired power plants to be built in western Kansas. The bill last week passed both the state House…

Kansas State Agencies Form Green Teams

Article: Kansas State Agencies Form Green Teams

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – In response to an executive directive issued by Governor Kathleen Sebelius early in 2007, all 101 Kansas state agencies and their satellite offices are now recycling. They have formed Green Teams as the governor directed, although many of them are just getting started as recyclers. Others have been…

Kansas Government Renews Call for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Article: Kansas Government Renews Call for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

TOPEKA, Kansas, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby today repeated his call to industry and stakeholders to engage in discussions to establish goals for voluntary reductions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in Kansas. ”Despite repeated invitations, no one has contacted us to begin the…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Article: Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…