To the editor:
The more determinedly our elected legislators try to pass the same old coal plant bill, the more they convince me that they highly value the cash contributions that Sunflower has made for their re-election. I hope other Kansans are also convinced that our elected representatives value corporations and campaign contributions much, much more highly than they value Kansas voters and nonvoters.
Could they present us more convincing proof to vote them out? Republican legislators keep blathering about the future as they walk backwards. They ain't walking the talk!
Why have none of our elected officials proposed solar and wind tax credits for Kansas taxpayers? Germany has developed roll-on solar panels and is giving tax credits to Germans who install them and/or windmills. Reduction of pollution has been significant.
Many Kansas homes could become self-providers of electricity with zero emissions and even sell back to the electric companies. Gosh, that's probably it! The CEOs could not load their wallets, and legislators could not load their campaign chests. The money that they are reaping from us could go to installers of solar panels, windmills, etc. In case they do not realize, the money spent on alternate energy systems is also called "economics."
A plant that builds solar panels is more worthy of support than a coal plant.