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Public Utilities

2008 Session - January through May

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 PUBLIC UTILITIES, January through May, 2008.

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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


ARTICLES ON PUBLIC UTILITIES
January through May, 2008


Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower considers Missouri
Salina Journal, 1/1/2008
Hutchinson News
Ethanol rising [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/1/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower plants company sets sights on Missouri
Hutchinson News, 1/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Bullish state poised for new wind energy era
Wichita Eagle, 1/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Gas drilling booms in northwest
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Fair return [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2008


Sparks fly from plant ruling [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 1/3/2008


Scott Seirer
Ransom demand denied [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Survey focuses on energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Karen Dillon and David Klepper
Coal plant rejection favored
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Kansans support decision to nix coal plants, want focus on wind energy
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2008
Eric Swanson
Poll: Most Kansans support blocking construction of coal power plants
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/4/2008
Duane Schrag
Kansans say denial of permit was right thing
Salina Journal, 1/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darrin Stineman
Legislator: Power talk will heat up '08 session
Hays Daily News, 1/4/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower looms large on agenda in Topeka
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jon Ruhlen
Group wants Ford Co. Commission's help in opposing coal plant decision
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius creates wind energy group
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius forms wind group
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008
Michael Hooper
Permit denial, taxes at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008
Dion Lefler
State to hear Aquila customers
Wichita Eagle, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Sebelius creates wind-power group
Wichita Eagle, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mark Vierthaler
Commissioners give support for coal power in region
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/8/2008
Patrick S. Kelley
Planning for a clean future [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Gwen Tietgen
County joins alliance
Garden City Telegram, 1/8/2008


Dan Margolies
Westar defendant seeks subpoena
Kansas City Star, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Proposed Aquila premium draws ire
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Kansans may face lifestyle changes
Salina Journal, 1/9/2008
[Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Former exec claims Westar aided prosecutors
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Aquila sale may end up costing customers
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Premium price for Aquila faces scrutiny
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2008
Gwen Tietgen
Finney County joins alliance backed by Sunflower Electric
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Westar: Risks seen as too great
Salina Journal, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
State seeking comments on proposed Aquila sale
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/10/2008

Scott Rothschild
Coal plant decision to dominate session
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2008


Chris Green
Group details spending on coal-plant ads
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Eric Swanson
Pros and cons considered in proposed Aquila sale
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/11/2008


Chris Green
Group reveals ad spending
Garden City Telegram, 1/11/2008


Associated Press
Former regulator joins coal supporters
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rein it in [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Pro-coal enlists KCC insider
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008
The Capital-Journal
Westar inks wind farm deals
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower forms advocacy group with backers
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Ex-KCC chairmen leads new group
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008

Phil Morse
Unite in support of clean energy
Garden City Telegram, 1/12/2008


Bill Felber
Coal-fired up
Manhattan Mercury, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phil Anderson
Wolf Creek idled
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008


Earl Watkins
Kansas must have regulatory certainty
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
More research welcome on bioenergy center
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bill Moore
Westar Energy believes in wind, but it has risks
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Robert Boczkiewicz
Westar objects to legal fees
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2008


Sunflower lobbying [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Earl Watkins
Regulatory certainty [commentary]
Hays Daily News, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Sunflower, Midwest add wind
Hays Daily News, 1/15/2008
[Newsbank article]

Earl Watkins
Regulatory process needs to be certain, impartial
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Energy issues fire them up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2008


Mark Davis
Wolf Creek ready to restart
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Discussions about coal plants continue
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2008

Nuclear plant still shut down
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Talks aim to head off fight on coal plant
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Legislature let it roll [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2008


Your Views
Cleanest coal plant in state
Garden City Telegram, 1/16/2008


Tim Carpenter
Anti-coal groups loses fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower legislation will gain House floor
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Group spent $405,000 to fight coal plants
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2008
Nancy Jackson
KDHE did not create regulatory uncertainty
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Hall

Wolf Creek fixes problem
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2008


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers introduce possible coal plant bill
Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/2008
Scott Rothschild
Wolf Creek restarted; federal regulators to inspect
Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/2008
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Kansas oil businesses mired in bad weather
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Panel will probe energy policy in Kansas
Salina Journal, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Anti-coal group's lobbying sets record for spending
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Westar: Ice storm's damage unequaled
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Capital-Journal
AT&T gives chamber $10,000 for tech
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2008
The Capital-Journal
Ice storm costs Westar $73 million
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2008

Gwen Tietgen
Locals delve into global warming debate
Garden City Telegram, 1/19/2008


Associated Press
Kansas utility eyes proposed Missouri power plant
Garden City Telegram, 1/19/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Legislator promotes climate book
Salina Journal, 1/20/2008


Christien Metz
Decision maker
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2008
John Green
Much work, and costs, left to resolve for electric co-ops
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Burying power lines an expensive idea
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Darrel Miller
I give a little, you give a little
Hays Daily News, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Alan Scher Zagier
Kansas utility eyes proposed Missouri power plant
Junction City Daily Union, 1/20/2008

Associated Press
Bremby: Some responses to coal ruling surprising
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bremby surprised by some responses
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Consultants: Coal-fired power 'imprudent' investment
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roger Pine
Positive solutions
Leavenworth Times, 1/22/2008
Other Views
Lobbying for Sunflower:
Junction City Daily Union, 1/22/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Consultants say coal-fired power 'imprudent' investment
Hays Daily News, 1/22/2008

Scott Rothschild
Coal plant developers hoping for compromise
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2008


John Hanna
Group discloses nearly $406,000 in spending on anti-coal ads
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008

Elliott appointed to new energy committee
Kansas City Kansan, 1/24/2008


Scott Seirer
Keeping a foot on the brake [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/24/2008


Stephanie Cole
Coal plant permit not like getting a driver's license [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 1/24/2008


The Hutchinson News
Ethanol [editorial]
Leavenworth Times, 1/24/2008


Steve Rose
Count me as a believer
Johnson County Sun, 1/24/2008


Topeka Capital-Journal
On state overspending wind turbines, new A.G.
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Gwen Tietgen
Energy issues loom large
Garden City Telegram, 1/25/2008


Stephanie Cole
Coal-plant permit not like a driver's license
Hays Daily News, 1/25/2008


Richard Turney
Hard data lacking on turbine fears [readers forum]
Hays Daily News, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Coal plant compromise may be in works
Lawrence Journal World, 1/26/2008


John Hanna
Officials mum on Sunflower talks
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Firefighter dispute chief cites progress; union doesn't buy it
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2008
Associated Press
State, utility hold talks about coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 1/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim Barnett
Sunflower decision perilous state
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2008


Associated Press
Compromise appears to be in works on coal plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/26/2008

Dan Johnson
Permit rules not Legislature's domain
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008

Associated Press
Sunflower deal may be in the works
Garden City Telegram, 1/28/52008


The Wichita Eagle
Energy legislation [editorial]
Leavenworth Times, 1/29/2008


Scott Rothschild
No deal yet on coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2008

John Hanna
Kan. bill would set CO2 standards but allow coal-fired plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/30/2008


Sarah Kessinger and Chris Green
Bill for coal-fired plants gets extra push
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas energy legislation being criticized
Iola Register, 1/31/2008


Sarah Kessinger and Chris Green
Coal-fired plant compromises proposed
Salina Journal, 1/31/2008


John Hanna
Kan. bill would set CO2 standards
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/31/2008

Kenneth B. Lucas
Global warming scam
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2008
[Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Holcomb plan energized
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2008


David Klepper and Karen Dillon
Measure would restrict emission
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2008
David Klepper and Karen Dillon
Bipartisan bill would give coal plant another chance
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Coal plant bill was crafted in secret
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2008
Scott Rothschild
Bill would allow coal plants, with restrictions
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2008

Our View
Eyeing compromise [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 1/31/2008


Associated Press
How Sunflower would get its coal plants back
Junction City Daily Union, 1/31/2008
Associated Press
Critics seeing bill as pro-coal
Garden City Telegram, 1/31/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius says measure is a Padora's box
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2008
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius criticizes coal-plant legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2008
Associated Press
Governor criticizes energy bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Sebelius faults energy plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2008

Governor's utilities deal
Junction City Daily Union, 2/1/2008


John Hanna
Governor criticizes energy bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/1/2008

Lawmakers should axe this 'compromise'
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Sebelius says legislators moving too quickly on CO2 emissions
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2008


John Hanna
Sebelius: Lawmakers moving too fast on energy
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessigner
Voluntary standards should be mandatory, governor says
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2008


Scott Rothschild
Coal rules legislative session
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2008

Kevin Flaherty
Plant talk part of legislative week
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/3/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius says coal plants a financial risk
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/3/2008
John Hanna
House, Senate to open hearings on energy legislation
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/4/2008
Martin Hawver
New coal plants bring up 'world' issues
Junction City Daily Union, 2/4/2008
Associated Press
Details of deal governor said she proposed to utilities
Emporia Gazette, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Amid the harsh rhetoric on coal flutters of movement
Manhattan Mercury, 2/4/2008
Randy Scholfield
Deal? Coal bill not very green
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2008
John Hanna
House, Senate together on energy bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Committees to open energy hearings
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Legislature hearings begin on coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2008

Tim Carpenter and James Carlson
Political battle over state energy policy begins
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008


John Hanna
Sunflower CEO says one coal-fired plant not enough
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2008


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Legislators examine coal plant measure
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2008


Courier Views
Getting the energy job done
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/5/2008


John Hanna
Sunflower CEO: 2 coal plants makes expansion possible
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/5/2008
Jon Ruhlen
Sunflower agrees to test biomass potential
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower says two coal plants needed
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower defends dual power plants
Salina Journal, 2/5/2008
Make your voice heard [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/5/2008
Associated Press
Sunflower CEO: Two coal plants make expansion possible
Manhattan Mercury, 2/5/2008
Sam Hartle
WyCo legislators split over BPU oversight report
Kansas City Kansan, 2/5/2008
Dan Margolies
Subpoena motion is denied
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2008

David Klepper
Sebelius resists coal plant bill
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2008


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Firms form bioenergy partnership
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


David Twiddy
Judge rejects demand for documents
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Utilities push for plants
Hays Daily News, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
House speaker: Sebelius not serious about compromise on coal power plant
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Utilities say coal-fired plants vital to meet consumer energy demands
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ed Trimmer
Power plants hot topic in House, Senate
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/7/2008


Jeff Whitham
Legislators have coal bills on fast track
Garden City Telegram, 2/7/2008

Ted A. Thompson
Political compromise [letters to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 2/7/2008


Sarah Kessinger and Chris Green
Coal-plant foes doubt bill's fiscal soundness
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Good energy [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Coal plant bill hits snag
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Energy bill is bashed
Salina Journal, 2/8/2008
Topeka Capital-Journal
Coal-fired plants bill: [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 2/8/2008
Alan Cobb
A carbon tax is no compromise [commentary]
Hays Daily News, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Energy bill put off
Iola Register, 2/8/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/8/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Ethanol think it over [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008


Randy Myers
Compromise needed in energy debate [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 2/8/2008
Gwen Tietgen
Sunflower discussion dominates reception
Garden City Telegram, 2/8/2008
James Carlson and Tim Carpenter
Energy emotions heat up
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
More thoughtful approach needed on coal plant future
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2008
David Klepper
Plug pulled on coal plant bill
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
House speaker pulls bill on coal-plant
Salina Journal, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
House coal bill placed on hold
Chanute Tribune, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower optimistic despite bill delay
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Researchers: Wind cost competitive with new coal
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2008
John Green
Explorer: Warming's polar impact is real
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Coal plant measure is out of action
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2008
David Klepper
House speaker calls off coal-plant vote
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson and Tim Carpenter
Energy bill put on back burner
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2008

James Hill
Radon reasoning
Emporia Gazette, 2/9-10/2008


Associated Press
Panel suspends work on energy bill
Emporia Gazette, 2/9-10/2008
Janis Lee
Energy fight boils down to baseload
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kevin Flaherty
Power plant tops legislative issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Garden City Telegram
A necessary discussion
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
State line big factor in coal plants proposals
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2008
Sunflower changes in House bill 2066
Salina Journal, 2/12/2008
Barbara Percival and Doris A. Duke
Express opposition to coal plants and Region could become desert [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 2/12/2008
Scott Rothschild
Pine, Francisco split on coal-plant vote
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2008
John Hanna
Senate panel reworks bill on coal-fired plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Plant bill moves to full Senate
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Senate committee OKs altered coal plant bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Votes coming on coal-fired plants
Kansas City Star, 2/12/2008
James Carlson
Committee tinkers with bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2008
John Hanna
CO2 limits out of energy bill
Iola Register, 2/12/2008
Associated Press
Bill would allow coal plants, set renewable standard
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2008
Black Hills offers Kan. regulators new deal on Aquila gas buy
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2008
Dion Lefler
Deal may freeze Aquila gas rates
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Gary Swartzendruber
No to coal lap dogs [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008
Chris Green
KDHE to take stock of state's CO2
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Panel gives green light to coal
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Helen Van Etten
Sebelius talks about environment while Bush is trying to improve it [letter to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Lawmakers on path to rejecting responsibility [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/13/2008
Associated Press
Bill on coal plant advances
Iola Register, 2/13/2008
Sharon Morrisey
Coal-fired plants
Emporia Gazette, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
House committee OKs energy legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2008
Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake fights for legal fee aid
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2008
Sarah Kessinger
House coal bill advances with renewable power goal
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Agency cataloging greenhouse gas emissions
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House adds wind power to coal bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Senate to open coal-plant hearings
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal plants get initial approval
Salina Journal, 2/14/2008
Carbon limits fall
Salina Journal, 2/14/2008
Associated Press
Senate advances coal plant bill
Iola Register, 2/14/2008
John Hanna
Senate gives initial nod to bill allowing coal plants
Junction City Daily Union, 2/14/2008
Ralph Gamble
Global coal conundrum [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/14/2008
Darren Werth
Coal plant bill takes step in the right direction, but...[editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Staff and Wire Reports
Offer to buy an Aquila utility in Kansas is revised
Kansas City Star, 2/14/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower bill rising among Senate ranks
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Complaint on coal-plant meetings dismissed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2008
Scott Rothschild
Coal-fired plants advance in Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2008
James Carlson
Coal plant bill advances Senate plans voice vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2008
Karl Brooks
Coal plants bills play politics with the law
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Senate backs coal plant
Kansas City Star, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rachel Davis
Dairy has concerns
Garden City Telegram, 2/15/2008
Carl Manning
Senate OKs bill allowing coal-fired power plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/15/2008
Sam Hananel
Waxman questions Sunflower loans
Hays Daily News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Joey Berlin
Coal controversy
Emporia Gazette, 2/15/2008
Carl Manning
Senate passes bill allowing coal-fired power plants
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/15/2008
Melissa Smith
Umbarger presents bill for penalties for delinquent property valuation filings
Chanute Tribune, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bill runaway success in Senate
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Senate OKs proposal to allow coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2008
Associated Press
Senate votes to give coal-fired plants green light
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chuck France
Coal-plant bill endangers environment in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karen Dillion and David Klepper
Congressman questions financing for coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Senate OKs veto-proof bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008
Karen Dillon and David Klepper
U.S. House member launches inquiry
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Power plants week's issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Support for coal plant bill approval in doubt
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Coal-fired power plant bill may not be veto-proof
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2008
Duane Schrag
Spinning oil out of coal
Salina Journal, 2/17/2008
Sam Lacy
Knowing the health hazards, how can lawmakers OK new coal plants? [letter to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Make coal plants be clean, efficient [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Our View
Importance of air quality
Junction City Daily Union, 2/17/2008
Biofuel threat
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Make-believe legislature refuses to tackle carbon issue
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Legislators can't avoid warming debate
Manhattan Mercury, 2/18/2008
John Hanna
More than just a Kansas issue
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/18/2008
Associated Press
House debates bill to allow coal-fired plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/18/2008
John Hanna
Kansas debate attracts
Salina Journal, 2/18/2008
John Hanna
Lawmakers can't avoid national debate over CO2 warming
Junction City Daily Union, 2/18/2008
James Carlson
Bill hinges on House vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Legislators cannot avoid debate over CO2, warming
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Step backward
Garden City Telegram, 2/18/2008


Associated Press
Coal bill passes House
Hays Daily News, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
House advances coal-fired bill
Salina Journal, 2/19/2008


Megan Moser and Bill Felber
Locals oppose power plant bill
Manhattan Mercury, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Coal-plant bills differ
Emporia Gazette, 2/19/2008
John Hanna
House gives first OK on energy bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/19/2008
Kathie Moore
Take aspirin before tackling energy information
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
House moves bill to final floor action
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Coal plant bill passes House, lacks votes to override veto
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sunflower electric lawmaker calls power co.'s offer improper
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2008
David Klepper
House endorses coal plant's expansion
Kansas City Star, 2/19/2008
Scott Rothschild
House advances bill to allow coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2008
Tim Carpenter
House needs 11 votes on bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Coal-plant vote prompts opponents to make lobbying trip
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tom Bell
Use facts for plant debates [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/20/2008
John Hanna
Supporters hunt for votes on coal plants as deadline looms
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/20/2008
John Hanna
House gives Ok to coal plants
Salina Journal, 2/20/2008
Gary Demuth
Bremby to speak at Salina banquet
Salina Journal, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bill Dorsett
Lawmakers should reject coal-fired power plants [letter to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
China's news adds concern for Holcomb plants [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/20/2008
Sarah Kessigner
House approves Sunflower bill but falls short of veto override power
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Coal-plant bill clears Kansas House
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Energy backers looking for votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2008
Scott Rothschild
June 1 deadline set for coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2008

John Hanna
Supporters hunt for votes on coal plants as deadline looms
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/20/2008


John Schlageck
Ethanol: It just makes sense [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Team is in charge of coal measure
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Yael T. Abouhalkah
Lawmakers +dirty coal =more pollution
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2008
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Oil & Gas report project aims to improve natural gas production
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008
The People Speak
What's unclear?
Emporia Gazette, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Horacek
Governor's take on energy is bad for Kansans
Hays Daily News, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bill Felber
Prof: Nuclear energy a must
Manhattan Mercury, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Algae reactor could be big, costly
Salina Journal, 2/21/2008

Fuel for thought
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Coal plant taking 'flight'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Peter Hancock
The politics of coal-fired power plants
Metro News, 2/22/2008

Chris Green
Utility responds to ads
Salina Journal, 2/22/2008


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Court ruling raises idle speculations on state liability
Iola Register, 2/22/2008
Duane Schrag
Coal plant's bioreactor to start small
Salina Journal, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Reactor would capture 40 percent of CO2
Hays Daily News, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
City promotes acting directors
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2008


John Hanna
Debate, deals on coal plants getting messy
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius: No 'tailored' coal plant deal
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2008

Your Views
Encourage lawmakers to protect Kansas and Little benefit in plant project
Garden City Telegram, 2/23/2008


Kevin Flaherty
Menghini, Grant vote differently on Holcomb
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Bill could set stage for increase in phone rates
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Governors: Black coal must be part of green energy debate
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Power plant expansion one to watch [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2008


Mary Clarkin
Taxing CO2 best way to cut emissions, study finds
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Negotiations on coal-plant bill commence
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Plan requires utilities to pay for power
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Staff and Wire Reports
Sebelius in D.C. vying for NBAF
Manhattan Mercury, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
H. Jan Scoggins
Cost of coal-fired plants outweigh benefits [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/26/2008
Sarah Kessinger
'Net metering' bill pushed by two legislators
Salina Journal, 2/26/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Committee hasn't changed bill yet
Salina Journal, 2/26/2008
Sam Hananel
Sebelius: Fund clean coal technology
Salina Journal, 2/26/2008
Associated Press
Sebelius wants more energy dollars
Emporia Gazette, 2/26/2008
Michael Hooper
Plant development halted
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2008
Randy Scholfield
One case Bremby ruling didn't create uncertainty
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Harris News Service
Part of coal bill calls for study commission
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Cargill suspends plans to build ethanol plant outside of Topeka
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2008
Associated Press
Coal plant talks may stretch into next week
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2008
The Capital-Journal
Go Topeka president says group would recover $50,000
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Bill to offset energy rates gets quick death
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Eric Swanson
Program focuses on arguments for, against coal-fired plants
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/27/2008
Self-generation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Nuclear power regains its luster
Kansas City Star, 2/28/2008
Associated Press
Lawmakers worry about existing coal-fired plants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008
Brian J. Moline
Energy regulators need public input
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Six backs prior AG's CO2 view
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Nuclear power bill up for debate
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Robert Boczkiewicz
Westar fights Lake fees
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2008
Doug Morrisey
Why in Kansas?
Emporia Gazette, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Horacek
Governor's take on energy is bad for Kansas
Hays Daily News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathleen Sebelius
Balanced approach
Hays Daily News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Lawmakers worry about existing plants
Junction City Daily Union, 2/28/2008
Mark Scott
Locals return from D.C.
Manhattan Mercury, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jason Gertzen
Sprint woes grow worse
Kansas City Star, 2/29/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Conference committee puts final touches on coal bill
Hays Daily News, 2/29/2008
John Hanna
Negotiators closer to coal plant deal
Salina Journal, 2/29/2008
John Green
Ethanol plant on upswing
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Deal closer on bill for coal-fired plants
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Sprint suffers huge 4th-quarter loss
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Get real on energy policy [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/29/2008
John Hanna
Westar agrees to reduce CO2
Salina Journal, 3/1/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Coal vs. green
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Westar signs agreement with state to reduce CO2
Chanute Tribune, 3/1/2008
Sarah Kessinger
CO2 casts cloud over bill's future
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Cathy Lucas
Kansan's health is worth more than economic development
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/1/2008
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Coal bill debate just getting warmed up
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Westar to limit its CO2
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2008
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Ethanol plant in Pratt might not reopen
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2008
John Hanna
Westar deal backs state's move to reduce CO2
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
CO2 casts cloud over bill's future
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Westar volunteers to cut CO2 emissions
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2008
Associated Press
Westar offers to cut CO2 emissions
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Westar signs agreement to cut CO2
Junction City Daily Union, 3/2/2008
Associated Press
Future of energy bill conference unclear
Manhattan Mercury, 3/2/2008
Duane Schrag
Power struggle
Salina Journal, 3/2/2008
Duane Schrag
Wind's future appears optimistic
Salina Journal, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Waxman to Kansas: Look out for ratepayers
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Study: Swapping for wind power will raise power bills marginally
Hays Daily News, 3/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Nuclear power still has too many questions to become immediate fix
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
Wittig sues Westar over attorney fees
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Kansas now awaits federal rules on CO2
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karl Peterjohn
Regulatory uncertainty weakens the economy
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

LeRoy Robinson
Proper decision on Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 3/4/2008


Sarah Kessinger
House to vote on final coal bill
Hays Daily News, 3/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Negotiators agree on bill
Emporia Gazette, 3/5/2008

Associated Press
Wittig sues Westar for payment of legal fees
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2008


J-W Editorials

Cooperative effort [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2008


Former chief sues Westar for not paying legal fees
Hutchinson News, 3/5/2008
John Hanna
Backers of coal-fired plants question Westar deal
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/5/2008
Randy Scholfield
Hello? Lawmakers ignoring coal reality
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Pipeline to bring Canadian oil to, through Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
House again backs coal plant growth
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2008
James Carlson
Power plant politics: Get ready to deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2008
Risky business [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
Two seek dismissal of case
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bill soon to go before gov
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Coal plant bill passes, but veto looms
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2008
Erin Castaneda
Bremby defends coal-plant decision
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2008
Associated Press
Bill on coal plants advancing
Iola Register, 3/6/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius criticizes 'auction' on coal bill
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/6/2008

David Klepper
Senate OKs coal bill as House preps for veto
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Certain veto clouds coal bill's outcome
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mael Hernandez
Unfair to Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Energy vote swap decried
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2008
David Klepper
Coal plant bill to Sebelius
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Sebelius 'stunned' by energy bill process
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2008
H. Jan Scoggins
No benefits
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Other Editors
The Hutchinson News, on oil's impact and alternative fuels:
Chanute Tribune, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
KDHE encourages Kansans to recycle unused cell phones
Chanute Tribune, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bill going to governor's desk
Garden City Telegram, 3/7/2008
Associated Press
Energy bill goes to Sebelius; veto expected
Manhattan Mercury, 3/7-8/2008
Our View
Political ploys
Garden City Telegram, 3/8/2008
Richard L. Taylor
Significant benefit in Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 3/8/2008
Dave Seaton
Trimmer opposed to Holcomb plant expansion
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/8/2008
Dave Seaton
Goodwin votes in favor of coal energy bill
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/8/2008
Tom Bell
Put brakes on coal plant [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/8/2008
Sunflower bill [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2008

Scott Rothschild
Local lawmakers split on coal-plant bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2008


KDHE's plant decision followed the rule of law
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Certainty plan for it: Carbon regs are coming
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Bumpy road to biodiesel
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Edie Hall
Retiring AT&T exec has been agent of civic excellence
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sharon Montague
Legislators put coal on front burner
Salina Journal, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kevin Flaherty
Legislators split on coal issue
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brandon Worf
Regional lawmakers talk energy and budget
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Faber
Facts bolster argument for Holcomb
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathryn Waller
National overtone to issue
Manhattan Mercury, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Is ethanol boom going bust?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2008


James Carlson
Coal plant bill draws lines
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2008

Sam Hartle
Kansan commentary BPU in a tough spot
Kansas City Kansan, 3/8-10/2008


Bob Johnson
Legislators give midterm report
Iola Register, 3/10/2008
Bob Johnson
Y.C. prison might be in jeopardy
Iola Register, 3/10/2008
Eric Swanson
Lawmakers talk about overriding potential coal veto
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/10/2008
Joey Berlin
Coal plants big issue for legislators
Emporia Gazette, 3/10/2008
Associated Press
Sebelius promises veto of coal-fired plant bill
Manhattan Mercury, 3/12/2008
Energy bill will affect future [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 3/12/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Make wind, not coal
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2008
Danny Reichenborn
Coal-fired plants are wrong for western Kansas [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/12/2008
Scott Rothschild
Residents rally with Sebelius against coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2008

Associated Press
Veto clock ticking
Hays Daily News, 3/13/2008


Governor gets bill on coal-fired plants
Emporia Gazette, 3/13/2008
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Schmidt prefers nuclear to coal --but not really [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/13/2008
Mary Clarkin
Coordinator: Group is for wind, not anti-coal
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2008

James Carlson
Measure pleases business groups
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2008


Dion Lefler
Phone-rate bill could invite abuses
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathleen Hartnett White
Holcomb project holds environmental promise
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Kansas oil rides to record high
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Amy Blankenbiller
Holcomb power plant decision was a bad one
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Michael Strand
Svaty says EPA needs to set CO2
Salina Journal, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Wichita Eagle
Coal-fired plant projects: [other views]
Junction City Daily Union, 3/14/2008
Greg Beck
The bird slayer of Oz
Leavenworth Times, 3/14/2008

Michael Hooper
Westar: $700 per hour too much
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Michael Hooper
Cox, WIBW come to terms
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2008
Leonard Rodenbur
Power struggle is at heart of debate over coal plants [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/14/2008
Stephanie Farley
GCCC selected for grant; funds still in limbo
Garden City Telegram, 3/14/2008

John Hanna
Sebelius, speaker continue to butt heads
Salina Journal, 3/15/200
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Associated Press
Officials trade jabs over coal bill
Garden City Telegram, 3/15/2008
John Hanna
Gov: Feds want power for biodefense site
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Gov, speaker continue energy spat
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Twiddy
Rumors of buyouts swirl as Sprint faces a difficult year
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randall Baughman
How much mercury are Kansans willing to accept from coal plants? [letter to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/16/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Lawmakers gear up for week issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ralph Ostmeyer
Holcomb expansion is the right move
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jason Noble and David Klepper
'Green' bill grabbing attention
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2008

Associated Press
Sunflower, alliance continue media campaigns
Junction City Daily Union, 3/17/2008


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Controlling CO2 makes nuclear fuel of choice
Iola Register, 3/17/2008
Chris Green
New ad fuels media battle over plants
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chad Lawhorn
Firefighters acclaimed; fire trucks bemoaned
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Phone price cap bill unneeded, firm says
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jean Kozubowski
We need the EPA to act [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/18/2008

Patrick Lowry
Clean air [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Why not wind?
Garden City Telegram, 3/18/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Spike coming for electric rates
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathy Hanks
New land boom in the wind
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Grilliot
Coal plants would block renewable energy progress
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Richard L. Taylor and Gary Kemp
Plant would boost economy
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Coal wars make Wall Street Journal
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008

David Norlin
Moral objection to coal [letter to the journal]
Salina Journal, 3/20/2008


Sarah Kessinger
GOP legislators allege refinery chased away
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Senators approve bonds for NBAF
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2008
Scott Rothschild
Loss of refinery blamed on coal decision
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2008
John Hanna
Sunflower decision cost Kansas bigger project
Leavenworth Times, 3/20/2008
Associated Press
Sunflower move costly, some contend
Iola Register, 3/20/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius vetoes bill on coal-fired power plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/21/2008
Dale Griffith
Coal a Kansas negative [letter to the journal]
Salina Journal, 3/21/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers ready a plan B coal plants
Salina Journal, 3/21/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius vetoes coal bill
Hays Daily News, 3/21/2008
Sarah Kessigner
Different coal bill under discussion
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kenton Rosenhagen
Lease hounds
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Fire station staffing at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2008
Phillip Brownlee
Scare tactics Neufeld one frightening businesses
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius says 'no' with veto
Garden City Telegram, 3/21/2008


Eric Depperschmidt
Sebelius, Bremby changed rules of the game [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/21/2008

John Hanna
Sebelius vetoes bill on coal-fired power plants
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/22/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius vetoes
Salina Journal, 3/22/2008

Eagle Staff
Cessna chief to lead state energy group
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Veto delivered, but does House have votes?
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Legislative leaders seek votes for override
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
More states step in to limit carbon emissions
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Governor vetoes coal plant bill
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Donations don't equal votes for Sunflower
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Topeka fire department budget cuts disputed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2008
James Carlson
Veto halts energy bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2008
Scott Rothschild
Gov. vetoes coal plant bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2008
David Klepper
Power plant project vetoed
Kansas City Star, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
McKinney: Lawmakers may consider new coal-fired plant bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/22/2008


Randy Myers
Almighty dollar drives plant plan
Garden City Telegram, 3/22/2008
Our View
Powerful dilemma [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/22/2008

Associated Press
Sebelius vetoes coal-fired power plants bill
Emporia Gazette, 3/22-23/2008


Lauren Epps
More hope for what they've wanted all along
Manhattan Mercury, 3/23/2008
Randy Myers
Genuine compromise is possible on issue of coal-fired power plants [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Johnson
Kansas shouldn't forget about the potential of nuclear power
Hays Daily News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Janis Lee
Power issues now and in the future
Hays Daily News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius to speak at wind conference
Hays Daily News, 3/23/2008
Duane Schrag
Salina delegation stays firm on coal
Salina Journal, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Energy bill supporters wary of Sebelius' deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2008

Rhonda Chriss Lokeman
Coal's likely future: Dirty and more costly
Kansas City Star, 3/23/2008


John Hanna
Sebelius still proposing one plant to skeptical backers
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Fire chief closes second station
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2008
Associated Press
Alternative coal-plant bill written
Iola Register, 3/24/2008
Patrick S. Kelley
The veto [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/24/2008
John Hanna
Electricity an issue in coal plants debate
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Electric rates factor into power plant debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2008
Joey Berlin
Veto closes week for legislature
Emporia Gazette, 3/24/2008

Emily Behlmann
Sunflower plan still in limbo
Garden City Telegram, 3/24/2008


Chris Grilliot
Coal plants would hinder state's progress
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/24/2008

Ric Anderson
Little done equals little harm
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008


Randy Scholfield
Long view plan for coming carbon regulations
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Lawmakers offer new bill on coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Attempt to override coal bill veto on hold
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Eric Depperschmidt
Unfair to change the rules
Garden City Telegram, 3/25/2008


John Hanna
New coal plant proposal emerges
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/25/2008
Power plant debate revisited [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Who knows where to stand on coal-fired power plants? [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
From the Journal's Wire Service
House has new coal-fired bill
Salina Journal, 3/25/2008
Richard Luken
'Hang tight' on power, Iola told
Iola Register, 3/26/2008

Kathleen Sebelius
An important step for Kansas: Group formed to reduce CO2
Chanute Tribune, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]


Chris Grilliot
Plants a roadblock to renewable energy
Hays Daily News, 3/26/2008
What Others Said
The Wichita Eagle, on carbon regulations:
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/27/2008
Courier Views
Sebelius softens Holcomb language
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/27/2008

Dion Lefler
County rejects Westar tower
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Randy Scholfield
Risky report highlights coal uncertainty
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Eric Depperschmidt
Changing the rules
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Kathy Hanks
Getting a line on wind energy
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Coal-fired bill stalls in House
Salina Journal, 3/27/2008
Mike Hall
Topeka fire department fire report concludes no reason for alarm
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Coal power get moving [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Customers may foot bill for nuclear plant
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
House gives tentative OK to nuclear energy bill
Salina Journal, 3/28/2008
Chuck Killingsworth
Coal-fired plants [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Miller
When legislators come calling, where will you be?
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
House sends coal plants bill to committee
Garden City Telegram, 3/28/2008


Chris Grilliot
Plants would block progress
Garden City Telegram, 3/28/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Override effort coming next week on coal veto
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Wichita Eagle
Policies don't end at the border
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Funding nuclear study through rates finds favor
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
LeRoy Robinson
No money for Garden City
Garden City Telegram, 3/29/2008

John D. Montgomery
Coal backers are blind to risk, deaf to reason
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rick Montgomery
Barreling ahead
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2008
Aim for energy compromise
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2008
Karen Dillon and David Klepper
Lots of cash behind coal plant clash
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Michael Hrenchir
Fire department calls back 18 employees
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008
Associated Press
Coal bill exposes split among democrats
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2008
John Hanna
Coal bill debate exposes Dem split
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jean Kozubowski
Show us we are right [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/31/2008

J-W Editorials

Gust equity [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008


John Hanna
House advances proposed CO2 tax
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008

John Hanna
First CO2 tax proposal approved
Junction City Daily Union, 4/1/2008


Sarah Kessinger
House action would put tax on plant
Salina Journal, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Carbon tax amendment passes House easily
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Neufeld puts coal bill on calendar
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/1/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Carbon tax gains, then loses support
Garden City Telegram, 4/1/2008
Associated Press
CO2 tax rejected soon after passage
Chanute Tribune, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brandy Nance
Getting ready for the 'big wind'
Emporia Gazette, 4/2/2008
Ottawa Herald
Views of other Kansas editors
Iola Register, 4/2/2008
Sarah Kessinger
GOP backs away from carbon tax
Salina Journal, 4/2/2008
Scott Rothschild
House backs off on taxing carbon dioxide emissions
Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/2008
James Carlson
House rejects carbon emissions tax
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008
David Twiddy
Westar leader received $2.8M
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008

Mark Richardson
Beware 'lease hounds'
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
A change of heart defeats carbon tax
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Margaret Long
On the coal plant vote [letter to the editor]
Kansas City Kansan, 4/2/2008
Sam Hartle
Delegation talks energy at local forum
Kansas City Kansan, 4/2/2008
Associated Press
House rejects CO2 tax the day after advancing it
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2008
James Carlson
Panel gives OK to coal option
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Another coal plant bill sees action
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Senate may try override
Manhattan Mercury, 4/3/2008


Associated Press
Legislators work for coal bill veto override
Iola Register, 4/3/2008
Katrina Segers
'Some pollution is ok'
Johnson County Sun, 4/3/2008

John Hanna
Senate could vote on coal override
Hays Daily News, 4/3/2008
[Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Coal plant supporters hoping for override
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2008
David Klepper
Senate votes to override coal veto
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Senate defies energy veto
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2008


Tiahrt still a warming skeptic
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
House, Senate favor expansion of power plant
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Coal vote short
Iola Register, 4/4/2008


John Hanna
Supporters see promise in House test vote on coal
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/4/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Senate overrides veto of coal plant bill
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Terrance Vestal
Sunflower joins renewables group
Garden City Telegram, 4/4/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Senate overrides veto
Garden City Telegram, 4/4/2008
David Klepper
Coal plant issue left hanging
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower coal plant bill closer to approval
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008
David Klepper
Coal plant's proposed expansion is endorsed
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2008
Scott Rothschild
Second coal plant bill OK'd
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2008
Associated Press
Coal-bill backers short of two-thirds margin in House
Emporia Gazette, 4/5/2008
Walt Chappell
Holcomb veto was in order [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 4/5/2008
Randy Scholfield
Heat on still right to oppose Holcomb coal plant
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2008
John Hanna
Coal bill backers short on votes
Junction City Daily Union, 4/6/2008
Coal bill backers short of two-thirds margin in House
Manhattan Mercury, 4/6/2008
The Salina Journal
In need of a good reason
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Smaller footprint - Reno County commended for methane gas abatement project
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Dispute over coal measure close due to vote switches
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Timing key to change of votes
Salina Journal, 4/6/2008
Wall Street Journal
Kansas hurt by 'No, nothing' Democrats
Manhattan Mercury, 4/7/2008
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
KCK utility would have paid $1 million penalty
Kansas City Star, 4/7/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bill push not likely to take a break
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal debate won't abate during break
Salina Journal, 4/8/2008
Scott Rothschild
Tri-State contemplates nuclear plant in Colo.
Lawrence Journal World, 4/9/2008
Jerry Rees
Kansas must look to wind energy
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2008
Sarah Kessinger
State's largest wind farm is Cloud County's windfall
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Joey Berlin
Illegal workers?
Emporia Gazette, 4/9/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Holcomb investor looking at nuclear
Salina Journal, 4/10/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Officials break ground on wind farm
Garden City Telegram, 4/10/2008
Stephanie Farley
Talk turns to Sunflower
Garden City Telegram, 4/10/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Coal plant investor looks to nuclear option
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Panel rejects state regs on emissions
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2008
Joe Rodriguez
Cell phone towers get tougher zoning codes from county
Wichita Eagle, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Swenson feeling heat over Holcomb
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
High court set stage for coal ruling, Bremby says
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Bremby: Court crucial in coal ruling
Hutchinson News, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas group not anxious to take lead on national debate
Salina Journal, 4/11/2008


U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Allies, critics use different CO2 figures
Garden City Telegram, 4/12/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Spirits, winds high as farm break ground
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
CO2 data at odds in coal debate
Wichita Eagle, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Meridian way wind farm to border U. S. highway 81
Hays Daily News, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Joey Berlin
Contractor says paperwork lacking for outside workers
Emporia Gazette, 4/14/2008

Steve Fry
Defense request ruling pending in Westar case
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2008
David Twiddy
Ex-Westar executives try to avoid criminal charges
Lawrence Journal World, 4/15/2008
David Twiddy
Wittig lawyers want Westar records
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Lobbying tab for coal-plant bill keeps growing
Hutchinson News, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Sebelius a leader in climate fight [editorial]
Iola Register, 4/15/2008


Intense views, immense sums [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Christopher White Walker
Cutting costs or making jobs? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Spending hits $789,000 in lobbying over coal-fired plants
Junction City Daily Union, 4/16/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bills overshadow efficiency measure
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brian Strange
A positive nuclear option
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Ethanol plant builder lays off 105
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Lobbyists spending $789K on coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2008
Associated Press
Coal-plant lobbying costs stack up
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Kudos and criticism: Kansas leads mixed on proposal
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2008


Cleon Hanson
Sunflower on wrong path
Garden City Telegram, 4/17/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Bush climate change policy gets mixed reviews
Garden City Telegram, 4/17/2008
Sam Hartle
Sebelius thanks WyCo delegation for support
Kansas City Kansan, 4/17/2008
Text of veto message on coal bill
Salina Journal, 4/18/2008
John Hanna
Gov. Sebelius rejects second bill on coal-fired power plants
Hays Daily News, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius rejects 2nd coal-plant measure
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Second bill on coal plants vetoed
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2008
David Klepper
Sebelius vetoes bill on plant
Kansas City Star, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Sebelius vetoes second coal-plant bill
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Steve Kraske
Coal bill could be win either way for Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Coal plants face legal hurdles, too
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Coal issue vetoed again
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2008
John Hanna
National eyes on Kansas coal dispute
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bloomberg News Service
Sebelius: Cheap power now will cost us later
Wichita Eagle, 4/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Price of power
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2008

Mike Wolownik
Thanks for your vision [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Legislators question costs of coal plants
Salina Journal, 4/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Not everyone agrees it's possible for Kansans to unplugged
Salina Journal, 4/20/2008
Mike Heronemus
Area reps say utility bill will be enacted
Junction City Daily Union, 4/20/2008

Hearne Christopher, Jr
Governor is fired up over coal emissions
Kansas City Star, 4/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Earth Day might mean more this year for Kansas
Salina Journal, 4/22/2008


Amy Adams
Chores come with spring [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/22/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Carbon dioxide ruling puts more emphasis on environment
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Coal plant remarks spark House ire
Lawrence Journal World, 4/23/2008
Earthly debate [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/23/2008
John Hanna
Parkinson vows continued fight against coal plants
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/23/2008
Political cartoon
Manhattan Mercury, 4/23/2008
Katrina Segers
Coal-fired colloton?
Johnson County Sun, 4/23/2008
Steve Rose
A matter of life and death
Johnson County Sun, 4/23/2008
Joey Berlin
Talking about green
Emporia Gazette, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Override won't end coal fight
Wichita Eagle, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Override wouldn't clear path
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Plants' obstacles go beyond veto
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 4/23/2008

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Oil & Gas report State drilling permits skyrocket
Wichita Eagle, 4/24/2008


Scott Rothschild
Stakes raised in coal debate
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2008
Associated Press
Legislative leaders offer new coal plan
Manhattan Mercury, 4/25/2008
Associated Press
Court puts coal cases on hold
Manhattan Mercury, 4/25/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Court issues stay on Sunflower case
Garden City Telegram, 4/25/2008
Courier Views
Sebelius should compromise on Holcomb
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/25/2008
John Hanna
Legislators offer new coal-plant plan
Junction City Daily Union, 4/25/2008
Rhonda Holman
'Lip service' coal compromise isn't much of one
Wichita Eagle, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brian Kliesen
Smarter alternative
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Co-ops offer an alternate coal proposal
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Sebelius given ultimatum
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2008
David Klepper
Smaller coal plant deal offered to Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Another proposal for coal plant
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
George Weeks
Coal plant bill not in Kansas's best interests [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/26/2008
Associated Press
Kansas Supreme Court puts coal-plant cases on hold
Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/2008
Sarah Kessinger
High court orders hold on Sunflower appeal
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Big player steps in to fight for coal
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Factions have turned up heat on lawmakers
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Coal-plant challenges must start in lower courts
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Energy case on back burner
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2008
Chris Green
Group enters debate
Garden City Telegram, 4/26/2008
Powerful saga [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/26/2008
Terrance Vestal
City to hear update on lobbying effort
Garden City Telegram, 4/26/2008

Sunflower saga [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Oil refiner wary of coming to Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2008
Randy Scholfield
'Rational' Bremby answers coal-plant critics
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Corn
Power to produce
Hays Daily News, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jean Kozubowski
We can't wait for Legislature [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/28/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Building cost may be worse setback for coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 4/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
What's true, false about coal
Wichita Eagle, 4/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sebelius should reject utility's compromise offer [star's editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2008
David Klepper
Coal plant fight to resume
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2008

John Hanna
Bill rings familiar note for speaker
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2008


Lee Breidenstein
Politics and power
Junction City Daily Union, 4/29/2008

Daniel McCoy
Lawmakers discuss energy, Holcomb plants
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Reader Forum
Hays Daily News, 4/29/2008


Ed O'Brien
Holcomb power plant
Leavenworth Times, 4/29/2008

Jay Kingery
The neighborly thing to do
Chanute Tribune, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius rejects plant plan
Garden City Telegram, 4/30/2008
Scott Rothschild
Coal debate expected to heat up
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2008
John Hanna
Governor to answer GOP plan
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Kansas legislators to attempt override on coal plants veto
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/30/2008
Duane Schrag
'Frontline' to record Kansas coal debate
Salina Journal, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Sebelius to answer GOP plan as new coal debate looms
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/30/2008

David Klepper
Sunflower showdown looms in Kansas House
Kansas City Star, 5/1/2008


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Oil Company expanding to Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tickets to not override?
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008
Kathleen Sebelius
Seek true compromise
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
House to take one more try at coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Divided about oil company tax breaks
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Sebelius says no, Senate says yes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2008
Scott Rothschild
Power plant struggles resumes
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Governor rejects the latest plan for project
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Senators override governor's veto on coal
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/1/2008


John Hanna
Coal plants' fate rests on side deal
Hays Daily News, 5/1/2008
John Hanna
Senators override coal veto
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/1/2008
John Hanna
Senators override governor's veto on coal, but House doesn't follow suit
Chanute Tribune, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius' coal veto stands
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2008


J-W Staff Reports
KDHE secretary named Public Administrator of the year
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2008
Tim Carpenter
Override falls four short
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008
Tim Carpenter
Semantics: Tax vs. fee
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler and David Klepper
House fails to override coal veto
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Foes of coal plants prevail
Kansas City Star, 5/2/2008

John Hanna
Coal plant supporters fail to override veto
Junction City Daily Union, 5/2/2008


Staff and Wire Reports
Override of Sebelius coal plant veto fails
Manhattan Mercury, 5/2/2008
Sarah Kessinger
House fails to override veto of coal bill
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Westar wants job of building out west
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Westar moves to take over line construction
Salina Journal, 5/2/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius' veto of coal bill stands
Hays Daily News, 5/2/2008
Patrick Lowry
No balance of power [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 5/2/2008
Staff and Wire Reports
Kansas governor's veto of coal bill stands
Chanute Tribune, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Legislators propose suing Sebelius over coal
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/3/2008


Chris Green
The cost of waging coal battle still rising
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
House leaders say they'll sue governor in coal case
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers want to sue Sebelius over coal plants
Lawrence Journal World, 5/3/2008
Tim Carpenter
Coal issue viewed as slam dunk
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2008
Dion Lefler
Lawmakers may sue Sebelius over veto
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Coal plant dispute could go to court
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Follow Sebelius on energy [Star's editorial]
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Fighting on [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 5/3/2008
John Dailey
Kansans waiting to exhale
Garden City Telegram, 5/3/2008
John Hanna
New coal plant proposal linked to economic development
Hays Daily News, 5/4/2008
John Hanna
Bill aims to salvage plants
Salina Journal, 5/4/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower bill merged into other development measure
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Sebelius denies using game flights to woo supporters
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Coal power plant issue keeps lawmakers from wrapping up
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2008
Eagle Staff and News Service
Coal bill backers try new strategy
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dustin Graber
Governor not helping
Hutchinson News, 5/5/2008
Tim Carpenter
Coal debate still not resolved
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2008
Reid Detchon
Clear role on energy efficiency
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kevin Flaherty
Coal-fired plant bill stays alive
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Salina Journal on Kansas conserving energy [Kansas editorial]
Kansas City Kansan, 5/5/2008

Neufeld's fumble [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 5/5/2008


Associated Press
Coal plant debate stays at impasse
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2008
Tim Carpenter
Coal debate in final days
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2008
Suing Sebelius would be just plain dumb
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jason Gertzen
Sprint suit claims deception
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Democrats upset over GOP tactics
Salina Journal, 5/6/2008
Courier Views
Staying the course in Topeka
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/6/2008
John Hanna
Kan. Budget impasse threatens spending, coal bills
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Speaker central in coal-plant dispute
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Senate OKs coal as part of broad plan
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Topeka may land turbine plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2008
Tim Carpenter
Session slowly coming to end
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2008
David Klepper
Coal plant bill OK'd by Kansas Senate
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Fewer senators back coal bill
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Richard Luken
Legislator uses Web to make points
Iola Register, 5/7/2008
Pat Colloton
Kansas needs only one new coal-fired plant
Johnson County Sun, 5/7/2008
Coal plot thickens again [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Senate gives approval to another coal bill
Salina Journal, 5/7/2008

Wind energy services company launched
Chanute Tribune, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
House makes another attempt at coal bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/8/2008
hris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius blasts coal, eco devo bill
Garden City Telegram, 5/8/2008

Scott Rothschild
Legislature signs off session with coal bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2008


Dion Lefler
Coal bill passes; support waning
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ann Marie Bush
Flood of remembrance
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008
Kathleen Sebelius
Goal is a clean future
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008
Carl Manning
Minority leader: ID bill should be nixed
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Outrageous politics [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Third try works in House, but veto likely
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Immigration issue isn't going away, legislators say
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2008

Scott Rothschild
Opinion of legislative session depends on perspective
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2008


Kathleen Sebelius
Energy future
Leavenworth Times, 5/9/2008


Sam Hartle
BPU played a role in power plant negotiations
Kansas City Kansan, 5/9/2008


Darrin Stineman
Salina lawmakers have had enough
Salina Journal, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Gov. names panel on carbon dioxide
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Westar bills set to increase
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2008
Scott Rothschild
Kansas group appointed to look at climate change
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2008
Legislature approves penalties for late filing by public utilities
Chanute Tribune, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
A cellular 'wild west'
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Michael Hooper
Tax benefit helps Westar's earnings surge
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2008

Dion Lefler
Westar seeks rate hike for upgrades
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Energy efforts [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/2008


Associated Press
Westar Energy seeks rate hike
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Green
'Cease, desist' orders involve Hutch area businessmen
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Westar wants rate hike for pollution control
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2008
Randy Scholfield
Burned legislature wasted energy on coal issue
Wichita Eagle, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Camy Adams
Tough lessons to learn [editorial]
Salina Journal, 5/11/2008

John Hanna
Coal debate far from over
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2008


Steve Everly
Westar's surcharge challenged
Kansas City Star, 5/14/2008
Scott Rothschild
Is another coal plant 'Hail Mary' in store?
Lawrence Journal World, 5/14/2008
Lee Ruggles
Panic in the Midwest [letters to the Journal]
Salina Journal, 5/14/2008

Bob Sigman
Legislature smoked by coal
Johnson County Sun, 5/14/2008


Randy Scholfield
Conserve Kansas isn't tapping energy efficiency
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Crowson' view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008


Associated Press
Board: Westar is misusing surcharge
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Fire chief seeks bigger hiring pool
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2008


Neufeld still telling tales about air permits
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Kathleen Sebelius
State can lead in energy
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Report shows money saved
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Sebelius vetoes coal, blasts legislators
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Roderick L. Bremby
Neufeld disregards truth about air permits
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
No charm for coal bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Sebelius vetoes coal plant measure
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2008


John Hanna
Sebelius vetoes third bill allowing coal-fired plants
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Third coal bill fails to charm the governor
Hutchinson News, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Adrian J. Polansky
Biofuels and the price of food
Chanute Tribune, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jack Pelton
Provide power and protect air quality
Wichita Eagle, 5/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Hyperion refinery: possibility or politics?
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2008
The Kansas City Star
Energy policy the next step
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr

An energy policy sans politics is what state needs
Iola Register, 5/19/2008


Steve Everly
First step in electricity 'superhighway' proposed
Kansas City Star, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Paul Gibbs
Democrats to blame
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Westar transmission venture unveiled
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Nine city buildings face energy audit
Salina Journal, 5/20/2008


Associated Press
Westar proposes starting electricity 'superhighway'
Emporia Gazette, 5/20/2008


Adrian J. Polansky
Beware misinformation
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius' committee admits e-mail error
Lawrence Journal World, 5/21/2008
Associated Press
Westar proposes 'superhighway'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2008

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 5/21/2008


Patrick Lowry
No conflict
Hays Daily News, 5/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
How much more will electricity cost?
Olathe Daily News, 5/21/2008


Carl Manning
Speaker says no override on energy bill
Junction City Daily Union, 5/22/2008


Carl Manning
Speaker says no override attempt on vetoed energy bill
Leavenworth Times, 5/22/2008

Chris Green
Speaker: No override on third coal bill veto
Hutchinson News, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
GOP douses coal debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2008


Timothy F. Thomas
Why not solar power for the Sunflower State?
Kansas City Star, 5/22/2008
Jim Sullinger
Coal plant vote is killed, but issue will rise again
Kansas City Star, 5/22/2008
Jim Sullinger
Coal plant bill dead - this session
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Assessments start coming into oil fund
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathy Hanks
Advocates transmit a clear energy message
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Coal-plant date wasn't a deadline, official says
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathleen Sebelius
Delegation strong on energy
Wichita Eagle, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Heronemus
Craft sees work still needed on energy
Junction City Daily Union, 5/25/2008


Associated Press
Energy debate likely not finished
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/26/2008


John Hanna
Energy debate likely to continue next year
Lawrence Journal World, 5/26/2008

Roy Wenzl
Westar asks for 15% rate increase
Wichita Eagle, 5/29/2008


Ralph Gamble
Cost-benefit of veto on Sunflower expansion
Hays Daily News, 5/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Stephanie Farley
Brownback: Coal needs to be part of mix
Garden City Telegram, 5/30/2008