KDHE, Sunflower Electric, Earthjustice, Center for Climate Strategies: different peas in the same pod

Evidence that a business seeking regulatory approval of its project enjoyed an apparently close relationship with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment should not be surprising: regulatory capture is a non-partisan sport. Continue reading KDHE, Sunflower Electric, Earthjustice, Center for Climate Strategies: different peas in the same pod

Kansas Can’t Do Much Locally To Counter Global Greenhouse Gas Emitters

A recent op-ed piece in the Wichita Eagle (Reader View: Give up on Climate Efforts?) makes the case that it is still important to fight climate change at the local level, here in Kansas. “When millions of people act, even in small ways, it has a cumulative effect on the planet.” The problem is that most people can act in only very small ways, and even these have a high cost that many won’t bear. The popular resistance to a reduction in the speed limit is such an example. The stark fact of the arithmetic is that greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading Kansas Can’t Do Much Locally To Counter Global Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Earthjustice in Kansas: The Press Release

I’ve recently learned that the radical environmentalist group Earthjustice played a role in the rejection of a coal-fired power plant in Kansas. I didn’t learn that from any Kansas news source, but only from Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, and only then long after the permit for the plant was denied. See Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius at Earthjustice. Now I see Earthjustice’s press release Kansas Rejects Massive Sunflower Coal-Fired Power Plant. What did Earthjustice do in Kansas, and how did they do it? These are things Kansans need to know. To that end, I’ve filed a request under the Kansas Open … Continue reading Earthjustice in Kansas: The Press Release

Earthjustice in Kansas: What is Their Agenda?

Yesterday I posted Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius at Earthjustice, about Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius speaking at a event hosted by Earthjustice, a group that I believe has a radical environmentalist agenda.

Just what is the agenda of the group? Do they have the interests of Kansas in mind, or something else? Continue reading Earthjustice in Kansas: What is Their Agenda?

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius at Earthjustice

On June 26, 2008, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius spoke at an event hosted by Earthjustice (motto: “Because the earth needs a good lawyer”). By the next day, Earthjustice already had a self-congratulatory professionally-produced video available at Earthjustice & Kansas Governor Talk Clean Energy.

Evidently, Earthjustice, previously known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, was involved in the events leading up to the denial of the permit for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation’s Holcomb Station coal-fired electricity generating plant expansion. Continue reading Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius at Earthjustice