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Kansas Newspaper Clippings Collection

Energy & Natural Resources

2011 - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES, June through December, 2011.

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


Karen Dillon
Kansas agency, utility worked closely on permit for plant
Kansas City Star, 6/18/2011

Associated Press
KDHE had close ties with Sunflower Electric Co.
Lawrence Journal World, 6/20/2011

Associated Press
Sunflower, KDHE ties raise questions
Hutchinson News, 6/21/2011

Davina Jamison
Blow to public trust
Hutchinson News, 6/21/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Sunflower avoiding 5% solution on coal
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/3/2011

Karen Dillon
Review makes future of Kansas coal-fired power plant unclear
Kansas City Star, 7/4/2011

The Star's editorial| Dirty coal, dirty tactics in bid for Kansas power plant
Kansas City Star, 7/5/2011

Associated Press
Westar can't meet pollution deadline
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/21/2011

Christine Metz
State wants to pull millions in stimulus dollars from the Efficiency Kansas loan program
Sunflower Horizons, 7/21/2011

Karen Dillon
Sunflower coal plant gets break from state on new pollution laws
Kansas City Star, 7/22/2011 [Newsbank article]

John D. Montgomery
Efficiency Kansas
Hutchinson News, 7/29/2011 [Newsbank article]

Corey Jones
Wittig gets $36M payout
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2011

Ron Sylvester
Wichita residents' electric bills soar with the heat
Wichita Eagle, 8/5/2011

Rhonda Holman
Westar's costly lesson
Wichita Eagle, 8/10/2011

Tim Carpenter
Coal plant critics file Supreme Court brief
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/15/2011

Associated Press
Sunflower critics file legal brief
Hutchinson News, 8/15/2011 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Price caps for AT&T likely to disappear
Wichita Eagle, 8/16/2011

Dan Voorhis
Kansas oil, gas producers rail against regulation
Wichita Eagle, 8/23/2011

Scott Rothschild

In bad economy, Westar rates rise
Lawrence Journal World, 9/4/2011

Tim Carpenter
Hydrofracking exposes controversy in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/5/2011

Associated Press
State spends stimulus money on bioenergy
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2011

Tim Carpenter
Pipeline hearing draws energy rivals
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/26/2011

Dan Voorhis
Technological advances revive Kansas oil fields
Wichita Eagle, 9/29/2011

Dion Lefler
Lawsuit leaves large gas storage fields in Kansas unregulated
Wichita Eagle, 10/2/2011

Phillip Brownlee
Inspect gas storage
Wichita Eagle, 10/6/2011

Dion Lefler
Kansas ranks 48th in energy efficiency
Wichita Eagle, 10/21/2011

John Green
Proposed transmission line would run through SW Kan.
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2011 [Newsbank article]

Karen Dillon
EPA spars with Kansas over Sunflower coal-fired power plant
Kansas City Star, 11/1/2011

The Star's editorial| More dirt on Sunflower Electric's coal-fired power plant
Kansas City Star, 11/2/2011

Associated Press
EPA: KDHE lied about coal plant objections
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/2/2011

Associated Press
Environmental Protection Agency says KDHE lied in coal argument
Lawrence Journal World, 11/3/2011

Dion Lefler
Pat Roberts: Let Kansas inspect gas storage
Wichita Eagle, 11/9/2011



Legislative Reference Section
300 SW 10th, Capitol Building, Room 169-W
Topeka, KS 66612

Kim Harp
Legislative Reference Librarian
Email: kim.harp@library.ks.gov

Cindy Roupe
Director of Public Services
Email: cindy.roupe@library.ks.gov

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