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Energy & Natural Resources

June through December 2008
Newspaper Clippings Index

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, 2008.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

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

June through December 2008

Coal plants
Hutchinson News, 6/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Clean coal uptopia far in the future, nuclear at hand [editorial]
Iola Register, 6/5/2008

David Klepper
Schools harnessing power of Kansas wind
Kansas City Star, 6/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Solar power is on the horizon in Kansas
Hutchinson News, 6/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Talks focus on solar, wind power
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2008

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Energy solutions --Prospects dim
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
W. Kansas town hopes for mighty breezes
Hutchinson News, 6/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Wind farms could have state exporting energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/11/2008

Dolph C. Simons, Jr
Simons: Kansas should seek role as national leader in energy field
Lawrence Journal World, 6/14/2008

Randy Schofield
Takeoff lead on wind power
Wichita Eagle, 6/16/2008

Scott Rothschild
Look! Up in the sky! An energy alternative
Lawrence Journal World, 6/16/2008

Jim McLean
Kansas' coal denial may open nuclear door
Junction City Daily Union, 6/16/2008

Kaley Lyon
Wind dominates planning talks
Hays Daily News, 6/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
FHSU, Iberdrola partner for wind grant
Hays Daily News, 6/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Duane Schrag
Wind direction
Salina Journal, 6/19/2008

Eric Swanson
Powering Kansas
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/21/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Climate group to assist state on energy plan
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Duane Schrag
Energy efficiency
Salina Journal, 6/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Otto misled voters on coal plant issue [editorial]
Iola Register, 6/24/2008

Randy Scholfield
Catch-up climate group could help state
Wichita Eagle, 6/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jerry Moran
Energy problem needs comprehensive solution
Wichita Eagle, 6/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Solomon Corp. to dedicate addition
Salina Journal, 6/26/2008

Tim Potter
Probe uncovers source of Barton Solvents blast
Wichita Eagle, 6/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Prairie Fire plant sparking growth
Garden City Telegram, 6/28/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Electric superhighway at stake in power battle
Hays Daily News, 6/29/2008

Mark Fagan
EPA pumped up about new Zarco station
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2008

Scott Rothschild
Ga. coal-plant ruling wins praise in Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2008

Scott Rothschild
Coal plant supporters named to committee
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Coal plant ruling in Georgia is turning heads in Kansas
Hutchinson News, 7/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Political energy [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/6/2008

Bruce Symes
ACCC's energy system still is a stickler
Iola Register, 7/11/2008

Jere White
Jere White: Ethanol industry helps rural Kansas economy
Wichita Eagle, 7/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Judge dismisses Sunflower lawsuits
Garden City Telegram, 7/15/2008

John Hanna
Court hearing today in coal plants dispute
Lawrence Journal World, 7/15/2008

John Hanna
Judge tosses 2 lawsuits in coal plant fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/16/2008

Chris Green
Policy review aims for gas prices trims
Hutchinson News, 7/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Coal firm wants ruling from Supreme Court
Wichita Eagle, 7/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Eco-groups to sound off in coal fight
Hutchinson News, 7/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Legislators to study gas prices
Wichita Eagle, 7/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Karen Dillon
Wind-energy dream gains altitude
Kansas City Star, 7/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Political fuel [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/19/2008

John Hanna
Debate over coal plants likely to return
Iola Register, 7/21/2008

John Hanna
Coal debate will renew
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/21/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Judge denies agency's move to dismiss suit against Sunflower
Hutchinson News, 7/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Dark skies, think Holcomb [editorial]
Iola Register, 7/23/2008

John Green
'Green' project is in the wind at prison
Hutchinson News, 7/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Holcomb power plant don't delay [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/26/2008

John Schlageck
The sky is the limit
Emporia Gazette, 7/26-27/2008

Stuart Lowry
Costs matter in energy plans
Garden City Telegram, 7/29/2008

Scott Rothschild
Pickens touting plan to ease foreign oil use
Lawrence Journal World, 7/30/2008

Tim Carpenter
He shoots the breeze about wind, energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/31/2008

David Klepper
'Pickens Plan' aired at Topeka town hall
Kansas City Star, 7/31/2008

Dion Lefler and Jeannine Koranda
Oilman pushes energy reform
Wichita Eagle, 7/31/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Mogul: Plan would boost rural areas
Hutchinson News, 7/31/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Electric company lands loan
Hays Daily News, 7/31/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ruth Douglas Miller
Solar, wind energy on horizon
Garden City Telegram, 7/31/2008

Rose Z. Bacon
Facing reality of wind energy
Salina Journal, 8/2/2008

Russell Mesler
Take a stand wind won't solve energy crisis
Lawrence Journal World, 8/2/2008

Stephanie Farley
Proposed plants powering campaigns
Garden City Telegram, 8/2/2008

Rose Z. Bacon
Time for a wind energy reality check
Hutchinson News, 8/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Beccy Tanner
42,000 trucks sit idle
Wichita Eagle, 8/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Plants powering campaigns
Hays Daily News, 8/3/2008

Bryant Lamer
Now is the time for Kansas to invest
Kansas City Star, 8/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Tour could energize wind industry
Hutchinson News, 8/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Creative power [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Westar rate hearing dates draw criticism
Wichita Eagle, 8/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Westar seeks rate increase
Lawrence Journal World, 8/13/2008

Steve Rose
Moore: Offshore drilling OK if...
Johnson County Sun, 8/13/2008

Mark Parkinson
Ethanol: Good news for Kansas
Leavenworth Times, 8/15/2008

Chris Green
Most contenders see need for broad energy approach
Hutchinson News, 8/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Gayle Weber
Fort Hays will harness the wind
Hays Daily News, 8/17/2008

Oil drilling [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Energy efficiency programs debated
Garden City Telegram, 8/27/2008

Duane Schrag
Utilities want to be protected from losses
Salina Journal, 8/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Parkinson: Kansas ahead of many in wind power
Wichita Eagle, 8/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Duane Schrag
Utilities want to be protected from losses
Hutchinson News, 8/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

We need better energy policies
Kansas City Star, 8/28/2008

Tom Bell
Look to Vermont for model [editorial]
Salina Journal, 8/31/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
High gas prices spur methane boon in SE Kan.
Hutchinson News, 9/2/2008

Associated Press
Gas prices spur methane boom
Lawrence Journal World, 9/2/2008

Mike Corn
Electric companies lining up for right to build lines
Hays Daily News, 9/3/2008

Chris Green
Power struggle is still building
Hutchinson News, 9/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
Higher rates sought by KCPL
Kansas City Star, 9/6/2008

Ruth Douglas Miller
Solar, wind energy on the horizon for state
Hutchinson News, 9/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
6 devices in county earn perfect marks
Emporia Gazette, 9/6-7/2008

Bobbi Mlynar
Accuracy at the pump
Emporia Gazette, 9/6-7/2008

Bobbi Mlynar
Checking fuel quality
Emporia Gazette, 9/6-7/2008

Chris Green
Lawmakers stay neutral in power lines fight
Hays Daily News, 9/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Wind farm in works for Thomas County
Hays Daily News, 9/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Pair of wind farms in the works
Lawrence Journal World, 9/10/2008

Use all resources to solve energy crisis [letters to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/13/2008

Chris Green
Coal issue could resurface in races
Hutchinson News, 9/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Statehouse notebook Gov. seeks renewal of energy credits
Lawrence Journal World, 9/13/2008

Kaley Lyon
Energy talk dominates meeting of NW Kansas mayors
Hays Daily News, 9/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Randy Scholfield
Wind rush green economy will benefit Kansas [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 9/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Competition to build power line heats up
Lawrence Journal World, 9/15/2008

David Klepper
Landfills may next provide energy
Kansas City Star, 9/17/2008

Chris Green
Panel seeks public's aid with energy proposals
Hutchinson News, 9/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Goodman power plant [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 9/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Creditor seeks action against ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 9/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ben Wearing
Days of cheap gas are gone [editorial]
Salina Journal, 9/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Wind farm close to construction
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/21/2008

Mike Corn
Wind farms eyed for two counties
Hutchinson News, 9/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Energy summit sparks debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Judge overrules jury verdict, says BP Corp. liable
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/24/2008

Loren Stanton
Wind energy company opens field office here
Johnson County Sun, 9/24/2008

Chris Green
Wind energy touted as a state export
Hutchinson News, 9/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Wind company to aid project
Hutchinson News, 9/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Earl Watkins
Holcomb would help supply base-load power
Wichita Eagle, 9/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Christine Metz
Homeowners not compensated for 'extra energy'
Lawrence Journal World, 9/26/2008

Jon Ruhlen
As FEMA, utilities fight, consumers may pay price
Hutchinson News, 9/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Pain at the pump still an issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2008

John Hanna
Gas costs remain big issue in state
Hutchinson News, 9/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Parkinson
Move past failed proposal
Wichita Eagle, 9/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
School to erect wind turbine
Hutchinson News, 9/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Feedback sought on energy strategy
Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/2008

Martin Hawver
Kansas power issue anything but boilerplate
Hays Daily News, 9/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Officials challenge Westar rate proposal
Wichita Eagle, 10/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
Lower rate hike pushed
Kansas City Star, 10/1/2008

John Hanna
Westar rivals prefer tamer rates
Salina Journal, 10/1/2008

Chris Green
Sunflower challenge will move forward
Hutchinson News, 10/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Kansas is dedicated to the power of wind
Salina Journal, 10/3/2008

Chris Green
Vote may energize wind push for Kan.
Hutchinson News, 10/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Letters to the Journal
Salina Journal, 10/4/2008

Steve Everly
Program aims to cut home energy use
Kansas City Star, 10/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Hays Daily News
State voices exporting power would be good for economy
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/6/2008

Chris Green
Lengthy process awaits transmission lines
Hutchinson News, 10/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Allegrucci
Kansas must use its wealth of renewable resources
Kansas City Star, 10/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Ethanol plant files for Chapter 11
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/8/2008

Tim Unruh
Blowing in the wind
Salina Journal, 10/8/2008

Mike Corn
Western proposes rate hike to deal with weather damages
Hays Daily News, 10/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Rick Plumlee
Ethanol at a crossroads
Wichita Eagle, 10/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Edie Ross
Group to Reno officials: Pursue wind possibilities
Hutchinson News, 10/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Randall Swisher
Kansas at forefront of clean energy frontier
Wichita Eagle, 10/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
States to help push E-85 fuel
Kansas City Star, 10/16/2008

Bill Felber
Local candidates battle over energy
Manhattan Mercury, 10/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
Local contests fueled by coal
Manhattan Mercury, 10/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick S. Kelley
Signs along the road [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 10/16/2008

Duane Schrag
Group touts benefits of wind farms
Hays Daily News, 10/17/2008

Chris Green
Issue expected to resurface in Legislature
Hutchinson News, 10/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Sunflower supporters keep the faith
Hutchinson News, 10/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Political energy [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 10/20/2008

James Carlson
Candidates keeping eye on energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/21/2008

Duane Schrag
It's a breeze
Salina Journal, 10/21/2008

The Garden City Telegram
Still hope for Holcomb coal plant [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/24/2008

Associated Press
11% hike is proposed in Westar rate case
Lawrence Journal World, 10/25/2008

Chris Green
State's approach to CO2 is evolving
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Westar settlement would spark higher power rates
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Regulatory approach on CO2 still evolving
Salina Journal, 10/25/2008

Coal-fired up
Manhattan Mercury, 10/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Get real [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 10/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kan. regulators going ahead with hearing on Westar rates
Hutchinson News, 10/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
KCC advances request to raise Westar rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
County hears proposal for high-voltage transmission line
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/31/2008

Chris Green
No crimp in boom expected
Hutchinson News, 11/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Roberts
State needs to be part of renewable energy boom
Wichita Eagle, 11/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Report casts doubt on plants
Hutchinson News, 11/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Panel reviews Kansas' future energy costs
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/11/2008

Scott Rothschild
Group: Coal costs will hurt ratepayers
Lawrence Journal World, 11/11/2008

Scott Rothschild
Scientists: Kan. faces dangers from rising CO2
Lawrence Journal World, 11/12/2008

Karen Dillon
Climate change brings Kansans dire prediction
Kansas City Star, 11/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Kansas energy council rejects lower speed limit
Lawrence Journal World, 11/13/2008

James Carlson
Who's next in the lineup?
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/13/2008

Chris Green
Ruling's effect on Sunflower plan unclear
Salina Journal, 11/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Sunflower sues Sebelius, Bremby
Garden City Telegram, 11/18/2008

Scott Rothschild
Lawsuit says rejection of coal plants was political
Lawrence Journal World, 11/19/2008

Chris Green
Sunflower takes on Sebelius
Hutchinson News, 11/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sunflower abandons reason in latest lawsuit [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 11/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Karen Dillon
Report ranks bistate plants poorly
Kansas City Star, 11/21/2008

Duane Schrag
Planning for power
Salina Journal, 11/23/2008

Tim Carpenter
Plan jolts families
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2008

Chris Green
Lawmakers concerned about potential transmission delays
Hays Daily News, 11/26/2008

Clean coal effort [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 11/26/2008

April Middleton
County clears way for wind
Salina Journal, 11/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
State officially affirms November election
Chanute Tribune, 11/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Hint to Topeka: A new ballgame for electric power [opinion]
Iola Register, 11/28/2008

Mary Clarkin
Effort heats up to change storage tax on natural gas
Hutchinson News, 11/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Elizabeth Ensley
A great success [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/2/2008

Freeing wind [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 12/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Rick Plumlee
Ethanol blends sell well at Colwich convenience store
Wichita Eagle, 12/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Six asks court to dismiss coal suit
Wichita Eagle, 12/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
'Small wind' idea spurs big hopes
Hutchinson News, 12/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Monica Springer
Blowing away the costs
Garden City Telegram, 12/6/2008

Christine Metz
Importance of wind power on minds of event speakers, guests
Lawrence Journal World, 12/7/2008

James Carlson
Turbine project aims to link education, real world
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/8/2008

Scott Rothschild
Kobach may seek Secretary of State office
Lawrence Journal World, 12/9/2008

Tim Carpenter
Panel enters power fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/10/2008

Chris Green
KCC says it's not creating transmission project delay
Hutchinson News, 12/10/2008

Tim Carpenter
Energy panel looking at itself
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/11/2008

Duane Schrag
How do we get there from here?
Salina Journal, 12/11/2008

John Hanna
Decision on coal plants upheld
Lawrence Journal World, 12/12/2008

Chris Green
Sunflower case could go to Supreme Court
Hutchinson News, 12/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Ethanol plant in Pratt up for sale
Hutchinson News, 12/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Gas may go up with EPA act
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2008

David Twiddy
Power line fight in SW Kansas continues
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2008

Chris Green
Proposal fails to defuse power line fight
Hutchinson News, 12/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Twiddy
Rivals continue fight over power lines
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/13/2008

Tim Carpenter
Coal saga burns into 2009
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2008

Associated Press
Power line fight stays charged
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2008

Rick & Peggy Marshall
People should inform selves about wind farms [letters to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/17/2008

John Hanna
Power line fight pending
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/19/2008

Scott Rothschild
Power firms urged to compromise
Lawrence Journal World, 12/19/2008

John Hanna
Key state lawmakers upset over power line dispute
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2008

Biolab to bring prestige to Kansas State - safely
Wichita Eagle, 12/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Brad Cooper
Kansas considers cables to make highways safer
Kansas City Star, 12/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Coal plant supporters to try again for state permits
Lawrence Journal World, 12/28/2008

Associated Press
Sunflower taking another punt at coal power
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/30/2008

Stephanie Farley
No. 2: Sunflower continues plant expansion fight
Garden City Telegram, 12/30/2008

Associated Press
Utility to push coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 12/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Coal plant debate heats up for 2009
Kansas City Star, 12/31/2008

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius to unveil energy strategy
Lawrence Journal World, 12/31/2008