Letters to the Editor

Action praised

November 4, 2007


To the editor:

The Lawrence Sustainability Network represents over 300 Kansans who support policies and practices aimed at ecological sustainability. We congratulate and heartily thank KDHE Secretary Roderick Bremby for his courageous decision to deny Sunflower Electric Power's permit to build two more coal-fired power plants in our state.

We take great pride in this decision that makes KDHE the first government agency in the United States to reject a permit based on the impact of CO2 emissions on global climate change. Furthermore, we believe Bremby's actions are appropriate and consistent with KDHE's responsibility to ensure Kansans a safe and sustainable environment. Bremby and KDHE have demonstrated the kind of farsighted leadership the world requires; we hope the nation will follow this fine example.

Jane Gibson,

Julie Vernon,

Ken Lassman,



Richard Heckler 10 years, 4 months ago

This country needs new industry. Western Kansas needs new industry and jobs across western Kansas. Many western farmers need additional income. Thank you Secretary Roderick Bremby for making important decisions that impact the future.

We may not need more plants according to Westar if all would practice conservation and use more energy star rated products however Kansas like any other state needs to clean up it's mess of emissions for reasons of health.

Than you again Secretary Roderick Bremby for opening so many doors in spite of tremendous pressure to remain the same in spite of the evidence.

Wind Vs Coal(single largest air polluter) http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/coalvswind/c01.html

Cashing In On Clean Energy = savings & jobs http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/clean_energy_policies/cashing-in.html

How Wind Energy Works http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy_basics/how-wind-energy-works.html

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