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Energy & Natural Resources

2007 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES, June through December, 2007.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


Scott Rothschild
Controversial energy project still up in the air
Lawrence Journal World, 6/2/2007
John Hanna
Emissions show Kansas' reliance on coal power
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2007
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 6/3/2007
John Hanna
Electricity has emissions price
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/4/2007
Patrick Lowry
Wind farm [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 6/5/2007

Mark Fagan
Wind picks up steam
Lawrence Journal World, 6/10/2007

Bill Wilson
Newton weighs an ethanol plant
Wichita Eagle, 6/12/2007 [Newsbank article]
Karen Mikols
Commission addresses widen protest petition
Hays Daily News, 6/12/2007
Group forms to support wind farm plan
Hays Daily News, 6/12/2007
Joel Mueller
Wind veteran's take on turbine project
Hays Daily News, 6/12/2007

Steve Everly
Official: Ethanol goal to be hit early
Kansas City Star, 6/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Prices lower for Kansas crude
Wichita Eagle, 6/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Edie Hall
Harvey Co. ponders allowing plant
Hutchinson News, 6/14/2007
Edie Hall
Despite ethanol boom, E85 still scarce
Hutchinson News, 6/17/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kaley Lyon
Officials expect petition
Hays Daily News, 6/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kaley Lyon
Opponents gain legal assistance
Hays Daily News, 6/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Gas prices no relief [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/20/2007

Amy Bickel
Pratt ethanol company may leave for Texas
Hutchinson News, 6/20/2007 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
EnerJex, Haas join to drill
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Supporters file own petition for wind farm
Hays Daily News, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kaley Lyon
Opponents file protest petition
Hays Daily News, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Edie Hall
Proposed Kiowa wind farm again on fast track
Hutchinson News, 6/24/2007

Darrin Stineman
Wind picking up speed
Salina Journal, 6/24/2007 [Newsbank article]
Christine Metz
Blown opportunity? Sebelius leads push for 'green' power
Lawrence Journal World, 6/24/2007

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Mega West delivers first Kansas oil
Wichita Eagle, 6/28/2007

Sell ethanol
Hutchinson News, 6/29/2007
Greater fuel efficiency
Kansas City Star, 7/1/2007
Sarah Kessinger
Program to place wind turbines at school
Hutchinson News, 7/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Flooding hampers oil, gas industry
Wichita Eagle, 7/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Scott Bershof
Sunflower air permits still undecided
Garden City Telegram, 7/6/2007

Wind for schools [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 7/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Upgrade puts McPherson refinery on solid ground for future
Wichita Eagle, 7/12/2007 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Veteran leader takes new role
Lawrence Journal World, 7/12/2007
John D. Montgomery
Possibly windy enough in Reno County
Hutchinson News, 7/15/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kaley Lyon
Legislature studies effects of wind farms on health
Hays Daily News, 7/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dan Voorhis
Golf course sues over gasoline spill
Wichita Eagle, 7/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Testing planned for Sunflower bioenergy center in near future
Garden City Telegram, 7/18/2007
Mark Parkinson
Save energy, save money
Hays Daily News, 7/25/2007 [Newsbank article]

Bill Wilson
Growth prompts Ethanol products to build offices near its current location
Wichita Eagle, 7/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Wildcatter sees potential basement rock
Wichita Eagle, 7/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
Obscure State board acts to turn on more lights
Junction City Daily Union, 7/30/2007

Associated Press
Kansas Gas Service considers changes after Salina fuel spill
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/31/2007

Oil industry executives show hypocrisy on hot fuel
Kansas City Star, 7/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Prices lift Kansas oil production
Wichita Eagle, 7/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
Katie Stockstill
Can an explosion happen here?
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mark Fagan
Westar among 'dirtiest plants'
Lawrence Journal World, 8/3/2007
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Abengoa to put plant in Hugoton
Wichita Eagle, 8/4/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
Ethanol plant planned in Garden City
Hutchinson News, 8/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark Davis
Money pipeline is drying up for some biofuel projects
Kansas City Star, 8/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark Parkinson
Going green to save green
Hays Daily News, 8/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press and Stephanie Farley
Spanish company taps Hugoton for ethanol plant
Garden City Telegram, 8/9/2007

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Energy assistance program a little chillier
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/10/2007

Amy Bickel
There's gold in them corn fields
Hutchinson News, 8/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Rep. Moore asks president for energy strategy
Kansas City Star, 8/11/2007

Scott Rothschild
Corn-fed ethanol production fuels controversy
Lawrence Journal World, 8/12/2007
Editorial Board
Good for Hugoton [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stephanie Farley
Golden opportunity
Garden City Telegram, 8/18/2007

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Economist criticizes energy bills
Wichita Eagle, 8/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark Parkinson
Going green saves green
Leavenworth Times, 8/22/2007

Jon Ruhlen
Officials tout plant's benefits
Hutchinson News, 8/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Edie Hall
Kiowa Co. wind farm getting a push
Hutchinson News, 8/24/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stephanie Farley
Energizing Hugoton
Garden City Tribune, 8/24/2007

Energy leader
Hutchinson News, 8/25/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Ethanol plants face hurdles
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/27/2007
Randy Scholfield
Coal plants at odds with renewable future
Wichita Eagle, 8/30/2007 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Biodiesel plant shows off its capabilities
Wichita Eagle, 8/31/2007 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Not neutral
Wichita Eagle, 8/31/2007
Courier Views
Living with a wind farm [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/31/2007

Patrick Lowry
Wind farm [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 9/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Hammond: Wind will blow
Hays Daily News, 9/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kaley Lyon
Reaction mixed on wind decision
Hays Daily News, 9/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Wichita Eagle
Power switch
Garden City Telegram, 9/10/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower Electric waiting for news on plant permits
Salina Journal, 9/11/2007

Scott Rothschild
Contradictions noted in state energy policy
Lawrence Journal World, 9/12/2007

Stephanie Farley
Smooth operator
Garden City Telegram, 9/13/2007

Michael Hooper
E85 becoming popular at pump
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/15/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower waiting out two storms
Hutchinson News, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jessica Tims
E-85 fuel is good for the environment, local economy [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Our Views
Powerful plan
Garden City Telegram, 9/15/2007

Tim Carpenter
Area coal-fired plants among tops in emissions
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/16/2007

Tim Carpenter
Power surge
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/16/2007
Randy Scholfield
Take lead
Wichita Eagle, 9/16/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Developers of biodiesel plan seeks funds to build
Hutchinson News, 9/16/2007
Kathy Hanks
Newton residents concerned over plant's environmental impact
Hutchinson News, 9/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Courier Views
Sebelius, the Eagle and the Holcomb plant
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/19/2007
Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 9/19/2007
Ashley Nietfeld
Trustees go round about windmills
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/19/2007

Stephanie Farley
Plant breaks ground
Garden City Telegram, 9/19/2007

Ethanol's drain on Ogallala eyed
Hutchinson News, 9/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper and Tim Carpenter
Planned ethanol plant generates public stink
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/22/2007

Amy Bickel
$8 wheat, none to sell
Hutchinson News, 9/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Green energy clear stance [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/23/2007

Tim Carpenter
Holcomb plant at center of emissions conflict
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/23/2007
Kathy Hanks
Newton considered for second ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 9/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Lt. Gov pushes wind energy over coal
Hutchinson News, 9/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stephanie Farley
Sebelius' stance irks plant supporters
Garden City Telegram, 9/26/2007

David Klepper
Sebelius hedges on wind power
Kansas City Star, 9/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Sunflower appeals to legislators
Garden City Telegram, 9/28/2007

Scott Rothschild
A.G. says KDHE can reject coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 9/29/2007

Karen Dillon and David Klepper
AG opinion gives hope to Kansas power plant opponents
Kansas City Star, 9/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Ethanol partners part ways
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2007

Jack Weinstein
Atmos applies for rate increase
Olathe Daily News, 9/29/10/1/2007

Jerry Moran
New power plant is needed, responsible
Wichita Eagle, 9/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Out of algae, a green idea
Wichita Eagle, 9/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael Strand
Wind power only part of the solution
Salina Journal, 9/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Westar plans $500M wind program
Lawrence Journal World, 10/2/2007

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius: Courts deciding coal plant's fate
Lawrence Journal World, 10/2/2007

Westar invests in wind farms
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/2/2007

David Klepper
At Wolf Creek, it's rehearsal time
Kansas City Star, 10/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Westar wind
Hutchinson News, 10/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Randy Scholfield
Conserve best new source for energy needs
Wichita Eagle, 10/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
An attempt to jump-start
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/4/2007
Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers try to light fire under coal plant review
Lawrence Journal World, 10/4/2007



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