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Energy & Natural Resources

June through December 2009
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, 2009.

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 2009

Special to The Daily Union
Transmission line agreement reached
Junction City Daily Union, 6/1/2009

Associated Press
Parkinson announces deal on transmission lines
Manhattan Mercury, 6/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Power boost [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 6/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Parkinson progress [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/3/2009

John Green
Firms reach transmission line deal
Hutchinson News, 6/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Residential wind [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jan Biles
Westar pushing for fourth rate hike this year
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/7/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
A question in the wind [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 6/11/2009

The News Staff
Second hearing slated on power line project
Hutchinson News, 6/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Green vision
Hutchinson News, 6/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
State taking steps to tap its wind energy potential [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/17/2009

Christine Metz
Trying to catch the wind
Lawrence Journal World, 6/19/2009

Our View
Power of wind [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 6/20/2009

Christine Metz
Wind farm invigorates rural area
Lawrence Journal World, 6/20/2009

John Milburn
Club wants hearing on coal-fired plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2009

Scott Rothschild
Environmentalists seek coal hearings
Lawrence Journal World, 6/23/2009

Mike Corn
Sierra wants public hearing on plant
Hays Daily News, 6/23/2009

Windy future [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 6/23/2009

Bill Moore
Green isn't free [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/24/2009

Our View
More protests [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 6/24/2009

Wichita Eagle
Kansas is positioning itself to exploit wind's potential [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 6/24/2009

Steve Everly
Kansas approves rate boost for KCP&L
Kansas City Star, 6/25/2009

Mark Parkinson
Help Kansas make most of wind
Wichita Eagle, 6/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Growth industry state resources [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2009

David Klepper and Jeannine Koranda
EPA forces further delay
Kansas City Star, 7/2/2009

Associated Press
EPA: Start over on proposal for coal
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2009

Scott Rothschild
Company has to start over in coal plant process
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2009

Special to The Hays Daily News
State begins partnerships to begin training energy auditors
Hays Daily News, 7/3/2009

Duane Schrag
KCC considers Westar rate consolidation
Salina Journal, 7/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Officials: Continuing opposition, permitting process not unexpected
Garden City Telegram, 7/3/2009

Mark Parkinson
An RES would aid Kansas
Salina Journal, 7/5/2009

Associated Press
Rates unequal under system
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Hurdle looms for equalizing utility rates
Hutchinson News, 7/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Corey Jones
Westar wins challenge
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/7/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Coal power costs are becoming a pocketbook issue [opinion]
Iola Register, 7/7/2009

Stephanie Farley
Parkinson: Sunflower has support
Garden City Telegram, 7/7/2009

Steve Everly
Pickens drops plan for giant wind farm
Kansas City Star, 7/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Parkinson: Sunflower has support
Hays Daily News, 7/8/2009

Edie Ross
Hutch reveals incentives offer for Siemens
Salina Journal, 7/8/2009

The News Staff
Public input sought on Westar request
Hutchinson News, 7/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

In the game [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/10/2009

John Hanna
Westar rates may equalize
Lawrence Journal World, 7/10/2009

John Hanna
Kan. to consider equalizing Westar rates
Hutchinson News, 7/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Power line traverses 6 counties
Hutchinson News, 7/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Daily Union
ICT receives power line siting approval
Junction City Daily Union, 7/15/2009

Scott Rothschild
Stimulus to give rebates for efficient appliances
Lawrence Journal World, 7/15/2009

Mike Corn
KCC oks power line construction
Hays Daily News, 7/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Resident proposes RV park
Garden City Telegram, 7/23/2009

Chuck Kurtz
Blowin' in the wind?
Johnson County Sun, 7/29/2009

Chuck Kurtz
Legislation would increase use of alternative energy
Johnson County Sun, 7/29/2009

Duane Schrag
Smaller turbines have big future
Salina Journal, 7/30/2009

Tim Carpenter
Suit attempts to halt coal expansion
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2009

John Hanna
Sierra Club tries anew to block coal plant
Lawrence Journal World, 8/4/2009

Duane Schrag
Meeting gives advice on wind farm leases
Salina Journal, 8/6/2009

A path to lower utility bills [star's editorial]
Kansas City Star, 8/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
The energy evolution
Lawrence Journal World, 8/18/2009

Electrical switch [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 8/18/2009

Associated Press
Rate consolidation at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Energy sector losing steam
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/23/2009

Special to The Daily Union
Substation purchase boosts ITC's growth
Junction City Daily Union, 8/29/2009

Staff and Wire Reports
Siemens plan continues its march forward
Hutchinson News, 9/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Germany picks Hutchinson for a turbine plant [opinion]
Iola Register, 9/9/2009

John Green
'Virtual' groundbreaking set for Gov's Day at fair
Hutchinson News, 9/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Commissioners OK Siemens deal
Hutchinson News, 9/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

KCC to host public hearing on rate case
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/15/2009

Steve Everly
Conserving cash, energy
Kansas City Star, 9/18/2009

Get with it [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/2009

Special to The Daily Union
KDOC to host wind supply workshop
Junction City Daily Union, 9/19-21/2009

Siemens celebration [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Federal funds boost energy efficiency drive
Lawrence Journal World, 9/28/2009

K-State to share $20M energy grant
Manhattan Mercury, 10/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
$20M grant goes to renewable energy research
Garden City Telegram, 10/7/2009

Scott Rothschild
Governor: energy bill will be boon for state
Lawrence Journal World, 10/8/2009

James Carlson
Critics fear higher energy costs
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/9/2009

Vada Aikins
State's future hinges on energy
Iola Register, 10/13/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Geologist finds a 'clean coal' solution costly [opinion]
Iola Register, 10/23/2009

Eric Swanson
Town celebrates clean energy with groundbreaking for wind farm
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/24/2009

David Twiddy
KCC to equalize Westar rates
Lawrence Journal World, 10/27/2009

Steve Everly
Wind energy in Kansas suffers a blow
Kansas City Star, 10/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Twiddy
KCC OKs Westar rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/27/2009

David Twiddy
KCC agrees to equalize Westar's rates
Hutchinson News, 10/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Kan. transmission project re-energized
Hutchinson News, 10/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Twiddy
Transmission line project back in mix
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/28/2009

Duane Schrag
Pipeline raises eyebrows
Salina Journal, 10/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Supreme court justices uphold ban on Flint Hills windmills
Lawrence Journal World, 10/31/2009

Associated Press
Kansas court rules against wind farms
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/31/2009

Shaun Hittle
Kansas ranks 39th nationwide in energy efficiency policies
Lawrence Journal World, 11/2/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Program would save energy, costs
Garden City Telegram, 11/2/2009

Getting 'smart' [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 11/3/2009

Christine Metz
Parkinson: Feds need to solve power line problem
Lawrence Journal World, 11/4/2009

The Wichita Eagle
On the KCC: [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 11/5/2009

The Wichita Eagle
Move toward rate parity should keep customers' concerns in mind
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/9/2009

Steve Everly
Lack of power lines a blow to wind energy
Kansas City Star, 11/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chuck Kurtz
U. S. Supreme Court might decide
Johnson County Sun, 11/11/2009

Scott Rothschild
Study: Health care reform a net gain for state budget
Lawrence Journal World, 11/18/2009

John Hanna
Energy efficiency program launched
Lawrence Journal World, 11/18/2009

David Klepper
To boost energy efficiency, Kansas is offering loans
Kansas City Star, 11/18/2009

Tim Carpenter
State launches initiative
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/18/2009

John Hanna
Kansas launches $34M energy efficiency program
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/18/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Kansas energy plan will pay back perpetually [editorial]
Iola Register, 11/19/2009

Dion Lefler
Westar Energy to raise rates again
Wichita Eagle, 12/5/2009

The Gazette Staff
Green rebate program
Emporia Gazette, 12/9/2009

Steve Everly
A potential for power predicted in cow manure
Kansas City Star, 12/9/2009



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