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Kansas House panel shortens, adopts climate measure

February 19, 2014


TOPEKA — A Kansas House committee has approved a resolution protesting President Barack Obama's plan on climate change after stripping out language suggesting the science behind it is flawed.

The Energy and Environment Committee's voice vote Tuesday sends the measure to the House for debate.

The nonbinding resolution says the plan released by the president last year would harm the economy and asks Congress to block it. Obama's plan includes tougher pollution standards for power plants and higher vehicle fuel efficiency standards.

The resolution initially contained more than a page of language questioning the scientific consensus that human activity contributes to climate change. Environmentalists labeled it a denial resolution.

Overland Park Republican Craig McPherson pushed to shorten the measure and said the committee wanted to highlight the economic harm of Obama's plan.


Phillip Chappuie 4 years, 2 months ago

Maybe the committee would like to highlight the flat earth concept as well. And the may as well throw in the heliocentric thing. Everybody knows that the earth is the center of the universe. I find it so odd that the group that decrys climate change are the same ones that worry so about the federal deficit saddling their children and grandchildren with that debt. Ignore the environmental piece of this and it really won't matter. The economy might really suffer when there is not enough clean water to drink or we can't sustain agriculture due to pollution..and we have burned up all the coal.

Larry Sturm 4 years, 2 months ago

Our republican governor and congress does everything to go against everything that is good for the people of Kansas and the nation. BROWNBACK AND THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS BAD FOR KANSAS.

Chris Golledge 4 years, 2 months ago

I'm not a big fan of more government regulations myself, but we have a problem, and so far it sounds like the GOP wants to replace a plan to do something with a plan to do nothing.

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