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Energy & Natural Resources
2009 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 Energy & Natural Resources, January through May, 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


ARTICLES ON ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES, January through May, 2009

Tim Carpenter
Energy council abolished
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/1/2009


Associated Press
Sebelius disbands state energy policy group
Wichita Eagle, 1/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Belt
Kansas industry dealing with plunging prices
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2009


Eric Swanson
Kansas Legislature likely to consider coal-fired plants again this year
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/7/2009


Tim Carpetner
Energy policy will be hot topic
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2009


Robert O'Connor
State can't afford not to build coal plant
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2009


David Klepper
Energy ideas suggested
Kansas City Star, 1/10/2009


Associated Press
Toxic coal ash piling up in ponds
Garden City Telegram, 1/10/2009


Kathy Hanks
Town has power of being 1st in wind
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2009 [Newsbank article]


Energy plan [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
GOP dismisses governor's plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2009


Robert O'Connor
We need Sunflower plant
Salina Journal, 1/15/2009


Stephanie Farley
Sunflower plan would employ Kansans
Garden City Telegram, 1/16/2009


Patrick S. Kelley
Are we just another measle? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/17-18/2009


Kathleen Sebelius
A comprehensive energy plan for Kansas
Chanute Tribune, 1/17/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kenneth Riffel
Coal plant pitch is wrong
Salina Journal, 1/21/2009


Scott Rothschild
Legislators stress need for speed on power lines
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2009


Loren Stanton
JoCo could benefit from a wind energy boom
Johnson County Sun, 1/21/2009


Scott Rothschild
Legislation needed to increase renewable energy, advocates say
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2009


James Carlson
Prices cooling off
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2009


Scott Rothschild
Utilities, consumer group criticize energy plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2009


Energetic moves [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 1/27/2009


Patrick Lowry
Wind policy [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Energy talks to start with vetoed bill from last year's session
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2009


Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 1/31/2/1/2009


Gayle Weber
County commissioners worry about state's proposed zoning bill
Hays Daily News, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kathleen Sebelius
Comprehensive energy plan for Kansas
Johnson County Sun, 2/4/2009


Scott Rothschild
Another round begins in coal battle
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2009


Chris Green
Bill looks at limits on KDHE secretary
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Group criticized at coal hearing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2009


Phillip Brownlee
Rule of law let courts decide Holcomb issue [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Coal plant battle moves into federal court
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
GOP: Suits won't stop coal plant legislation
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Bremby issues CO2 guidelines
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2009


Scott Rothschild
Coal-plant player, environment group reach deal
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2009


Chris Green
Dems question utility oversight bill
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Richard L. Taylor
Building power plant would boost economy
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Kansas county experimenting with trash power
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2009


Kansans prefer 'clean' energy [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/23/2009


Loren Stanton
Residents want Kansas to produce more wind energy
Johnson County Sun, 2/25/2009


David Klepper
Coal-fired plants back on agenda
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
ONEOK rep: Gas is still at Yaggy
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Speaker to push for veto-proof bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2009


Patrick Lowry
Sebelius vows bill is 'DOA'
Hays Daily News, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Sebelius rejects coal plants in energy bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Karen Dillon
Coal plants get House support
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Courier Views
New coal bill brings division
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/27/2009


Tim Carpenter
Coal bill advances; showdown vote today
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2009


David Klepper and Karen Dillon
Kansas House renews support for coal plants
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2009


Scott Rothschild
Chamber's support of energy bill fuels feud with Democrats
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2009


Energy innovation [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2009


Scott Rothschild
House OKs coal plants again
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2009


Tim Carpenter
Coal bill lacks override strength
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Steve Kraske
Coal plant vote: What's changed?
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009


Associated Press
Sunflower seeks deposition from governor
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate passes coal plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2009


Mike Wolownik
Kansas' economy depends on clean reliable energy
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kristen Holmes
Lawmakers get energized
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2009


Janis Lee
Western Kansas needs coal plants
Hays Daily News, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dan Johnson
Mega-bill's future up in the air
Hays Daily News, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Stephanie Farley
Sunflower plans transmission line changes
Garden City Telegram, 3/11/2009


Scott Rothschild
Consumer groups, utilities at odds over energy proposal
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2009


Jesse Truesdale
Adding up megawatts
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers urged to reject coal plant bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2009


Associated Press
Kansas wind farm industry growing
Chanute Tribune, 3/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jesse Truesdale
Kansas among states boasting a high electrical yield from wind
Hays Daily News, 3/20/2009


Chris Green
Clean energy backers say 'blow, baby, blow'
Hays Daily News, 3/20/2009


Associated Press
Wind power industry in Kansas growing; 2 farms open
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2009


Roxana Hegeman
Judge denies Sunflower request
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kristen Roderick
State reps from area back coal-fired plant legislation
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Topeka timing [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/18/2009


Rick Plumlee
Kansas set record in 2008 for oil production
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2009


Chris Green
Supporters tout public support for coal plants
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Kansans support coal plan, poll says
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2009


Chris Green
Bill may draw solar, wind ventures
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Legislature moves further in battle over coal plant bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2009


Scott Canon
A job with a sunny future
Kansas City Star, 3/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mark J. Perry
Is cap-and-trade plan good public policy?
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2009


Coal polls [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]


Growing 'green' [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ben Wearing
Gaining jobs, the green way [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/30/2009


Scott Rothschild
Coal supporters try to channel positive energy
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2009


Tim Carpenter
Senate easily approves coal plant bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2009


Tim Carpenter
2009 legislature coal measure approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2009


Scott Rothschild
Legislative session ends with passage of coal bill
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2009


Government should mandate more wind power [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Coal fight has different shade of gray
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Energy demands power sources [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2009


Tim Carpenter
Pickens sees progress
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2009


Catherine Tsai
Tri-State reviews long-term coal plans
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2009


Lawmakers should stop pushing coal [letters to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/11/2009



Tim Carpenter
Sebelius vetoes coal plant bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2009


Dion Lefler and David Klepper
Sebelius vetoes coal plant measure
Wichita Eagle, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
For the fourth time, Sebelius vetoes coal plant legislation
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Sebelius vetoes another southwest Kansas coal plant bill
Hays Daily News, 4/14/2009


Chris Green
Sebelius vetoes bill to allow coal power plants
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Wichita Eagle
Kansas should be at center of green-energy boom
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/15/2009


Tiahrt ready to debate Sebelius on coal plant issue
Garden City Telegram, 4/15/2009


Junk inefficient appliances for new ones
Iola Register, 4/15/2009


George Diepenbrock
Brownback plugs renewable energy during trip to hydroelectric plant
Lawrence Journal World, 4/15/2009


Eric Swanson
Local GOP says coal fight far from over
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/17/2009


The Wichita Eagle
Sebelius' fourth 'no' should be a sign [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/22/2009


Associated Press
Eco-friendly Greensburg to gain wind farm
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Study: Kan. can be wind power force
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


Richard L. Taylor
Expansion would improve emissions [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 4/28/2009


Don Berry
Coal exists to be used [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 4/28/2009


Associated Press
Kansas could be renewable energy exporter
Junction City Daily Union, 4/29/2009


Associated Press
Study: Kansas could be exporter of renewable energy
Manhattan Mercury, 4/29/2009


Stephanie Farley
Group headed to Topeka in support of new coal plants
Garden City Telegram, 4/29/2009


Associated Press
Study: Kansas could be exporter of renewable energy
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/29/2009


Stephanie Farley
Coal plant push
Hays Daily News, 4/30/2009


Tim Hrenchir
Capitol event staged to pressure lawmakers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2009


Jeannine Koranda and David Klepper
Parkinson to focus on renewable energy taking a new path
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Tiahrt appears at rally in support of coal plants
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Shirley Blocker
Turbines worthy [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2009


Stephanie Farley
Rally aims to spur on Sunflower project
Garden City Telegram, 5/2/2009


The Garden City Telegram
Battle over coal-fired plants isn't over yet
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/2/2009


Associated Press
Gov. Parkinson decries 'impasse' on energy policy
Salina Journal, 5/2/2009


John Hanna
Parkinson decries 'impasse' on energy policy
Junction City Daily Union, 5/3/2009


Thomas Wright
Opportunity for growth [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 5/4/2009


Scott Rothschild
Coal plant reversal
Lawrence Journal World, 5/5/2009


David Klepper
Kansas to get power plant
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2009


Tim Carpenter
Coal compromise reached
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Coal plant deal helps state move on [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda and Dion Lefler
Parkinson agrees to building one coal plant
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas governor, utility CEO announce deal on coal plant
Manhattan Mercury, 5/5/2009


Associated Press
Parkinson, coal backers reach deal
Iola Register, 5/5/2009


John Hanna
Parkinson, utility CEO announce deal on coal plant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/5/2009


Our View
Sunny day
Garden City Telegram, 5/5/2009


Stephanie Farley
Compromise to allow one plant
Garden City Telegram, 5/5/2009


Dan Voorhis
400 jobs for Hutch
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Political cartoon
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2009


In Kansas, a setback for clean air [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Coal deal greeted warily
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2009


Dion Lefler
Dems unsure of coal deal
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
Siemens picks Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Governor strikes agreement on coal plant
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Power politics [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2009


Scott Rothschild
Environmental group blasts coal plant plan
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2009


Bob Johnson
What does coal plant deal mean? [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/6/2009


John Hanna
Wording may slow action on coal bill
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Parkinson's reversal forges pathway for more coal power in southwest Kansas
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/6/2009


John Hanna
Sierra Club upset about coal deal
Hays Daily News, 5/6/2009


Courier Views
Coal-plant deal clears air in capitol
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/6/2009


Carl Manning
Bill connected to coal plant clears committee
Lawrence Journal World, 5/7/2009


'A home run' [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Coal plant deal will be good for region [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/7/2009


Carl Manning
Kan. Senate plans to debate 'green' bill
Hays Daily News, 5/7/2009


Chapman Rackaway
New approach
Hays Daily News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Thomas Wright
Lines are a symbol of economic opportunity and growth
Hays Daily News, 5/7/2009


Bob Johnson
Add some zeros [opinion]
Iola Register, 5/7/2009


Carl Manning
Senate approves bill on coal plant
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2009


Dion Lefler
Senate OKs bill for single coal plant
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate approves coal plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate approves bill to seal coal deal
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/8/2009


Eric Swanson
Locals hail approval of Sunflower plant as positive step for area
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/8/2009


Hal Snyder
A crippling policy
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
Wind drives big plans
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2009


Carl Manning
Kansas legislature passes bill for power plant
Leavenworth Times, 5/9/2009


Carl Manning
New bill, new gov: new coal plant
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Coal fight moves on to next stage
Salina Journal, 5/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas legislature passes coal plant bill Friday
Emporia Gazette, 5/9-10/2009


David Anderson
Kansas coal plant [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


Patrick Lowry
Good job, governor
Hays Daily News, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


Siemens spinoff [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Kansas' largest wind farm resumes operation
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


Rick Babson
Mirror on Olathe Parkinson quickly steps on the gas [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 5/10/2009


Chad Lawhorn
New law may lower alternative energy costs
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2009


Associated Press
Power line fight could be nearing agreement
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2009


David Klepper
Coal-plant decision fires up critics
Kansas City Star, 5/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Head start [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/2009


Kaley Lyon
Settlement paves way for wind farm
Hays Daily News, 5/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
New Kansas governor's arrival brings shift
Manhattan Mercury, 5/11/2009


Energy advance [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/2009


Political cartoon
Kansas City Star, 5/12/2009


Tom Bell
Deal is no good for Kansas [editorial]
Salina Journal, 5/12/2009


Nancy Jackson
Deal's done; let's move on
Salina Journal, 5/12/2009


Al Voorhees
Kansas coal plant [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 5/13/2009


Moving energy [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Cal Harvey
Variety of opinion [reader forum]
Hays Daily News, 5/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Siemens wow factor [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Felix Revello
No more coal expansion
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
Totaling up windmills
Kansas City Star, 5/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Gayle Weber
New governor optimistic on trip to western Kansas
Hays Daily News, 5/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Rick Plumlee
Proposed changes could hurt oil industry
Hays Daily News, 5/21/2009


Global warming's not a hoax, so cool it
Hays Daily News, 5/22/2009


John Hanna
Parkinson signs energy bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2009


Scott Rothschild
Energy bill now state law
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2009


John Hanna
Gov. signs renewable energy law
Junction City Daily Union, 5/23-25/2009


Jason Gertzen
A modern-day gold rush
Kansas City Star, 5/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kenneth L. Riffel
Coal plant plan bad for Kansas [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 5/29/2009


Smith and Mary Jane De Voe
Coal-fired plant a blot on Kansas [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/30/2009 [Newsbank article]


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