Oil giant BP is now a convicted felon in the United States. The ruling is a prime example of the way our justice system should work, and for the generation whose choices will shape the well-being of our nation and our planet, it is of the highest importance for us to take the lessons of today, as well as the hopes and fears, into tomorrow.
The global temperature of earth has fluctuated for as long as the earth has been around. However, in recent years, the global warming debate has intensified due to alarming changes in the atmosphere. Although murmurs about global warming have been around for years, Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” brought the issue to the forefront in 2006.
In Kansas, other environmental issues include hydraulic fracturing — a controversial form of digging for oil — as well alternative energy production, especially in the form of wind energy.Environment
The president’s endorsement of an “all of the above” strategy for energy security has received praise from environmentalists and alternative energy advocates as well as many political moderates for its ambitious goals and vision for America’s energy future while maintaining a realistic outlook on the source of most of our energy. Opponents of the approach cite its lack of economic practicality and lack of details on exactly how energy independence will be achieved.Read More
The scheduled expiration for the tax credit marks an important moment for the trajectory of America’s energy future, especially in the Midwest. Tax break or no tax break, it’s not enough to simply maintain current levels of investment in new energy sources. We need to increase it.Read More
Millennials are the most environmentally educated generation to date, but they are actually the least environmentally engaged.Read More
s a four-year fight about coal-powered energy and clean air in Kansas begins drawing to a close, it’s time to look toward the future.Read More
With an upcoming election that will shape environmental and energy policy for decades to come, it is important to remember progress that has been made toward true sustainability. One of the greatest success stories began here in Kansas in the town of Greensburg in 2007. The town’s success continues today and is a blueprint that our politicians — especially at the local and state level — should look to when they formulate their own energy policies.Read More
It’s no secret that the cost of action, such as putting a price on carbon emissions, raising fuel efficiency standards, or investing heavily in public transportation that would reduce fuel emissions would cause inconvenience and demand sacrifice. One need only observe what is happening to agriculture in the Midwest, including Kansas, to catch a glimpse of the alternative.Read More
With the increase in “fracking” sites across the country, Gov. Brownback has recommended dedicating more than $500,000 in his proposed state budget to help the Kansas Corporation Commission review and inspect the growing number of fracking wells developed in the state.Read More