As alarm over climate change grows around the nation, discussions in the Kansas Legislature about the planet’s challenges are scarce. Activists and around a dozen lawmakers gathered to try to put more political force behind the issue. Though not everyone in the group agreed that carbon emissions were a problem, activists and most of the lawmakers gathered to discuss ways to alleviate problems in Kansas. Advocates and lawmakers held what they dubbed an unofficial hearing Feb. 10 to learn from experts about how climate change could impact Kansans in the coming years. Activists are pushing for coal plants to close, and for Kansas to use more renewable energy resources.
By Nicole Asbury. Kansas City Star. February 17, 2020.