¤ ¤ ¤ Action Alert, preserve KDHE Bremby's authority to deny permits ¤ ¤ ¤
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
They're Baaaack!!! The proponents of throwback 20th Century energy still want to force expensive and dirty coal upon the third windiest state - Kansas. These Legislators plan a vote, possibly as early as Wednesday, on House Bill HB 2014, what they are calling a comprehensive energy bill. As "sweeteners", it has a number of renewable energy provisions. But the bill is toxic by permitting the 1400MW Holcomb coal plants and preventing Rod Bremby, KDHE Secretary, from ruling on the project's greenhouse-gas permits. A Senate version, SB 265, is being debated in committee, and will come up for a vote soon thereafter.
All this flies in the face of nationwide support of a sustainable energy economy, of the major green job components in Obama's Economic Stimulus, and of Kansans' support for wind power over coal plants by a margin of 64% - 18% (PDF memo from polling firm).
Call or e-mail your legislative Representative and Senator today to make sure they are in touch with economic reality and in touch with their constituency.
Statewide House contact info at http://www.kslegislature.org/
Statewide Senate contact info at http://www.kslegislature.org/
CLEAN ENERGY AND GREEN ECONOMY PETITION TO KANSAS LEGISLATURE ¤ BY GPACE
There's still time to sign it ¤ this week it goes to the Legislature
The Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy is working the Legislature daily, and has drawn up a well worded petition for you to add support to them. Signing is fast. Go to GPACE | Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy and sign it by Wednesday 18 February. Check the GPACE site regularly for more actions and info and statewide meetings of GPACE groups.
Also, keep current on Legislative hearings and actions by reading the daily blog from the Climate & Energy Project Blog Climate & Energy Project particularly the House Bill HB 2014 that would strip authority from KDHE to rule on the Holcomb coal plant greenhouse-gas permits.