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UPDATED: Federal regulators list lesser prairie chicken as ‘threatened’ in Kansas

(Updated to include comments from Livestock Association, Gov. Kelly, Sen. Marshall and Rep. Estes and Sierra Club) Federal environmental regulators are classifying the lesser prairie...

Regulators approve rate increase stemming from winter storm

Kansas regulators on Thursday agreed to let Evergy recover $122.2 million in expenses stemming from 2021's winter storm that will be passed onto customers...

Governor vetoes bill banning bag restrictions

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed a bill barring local governments from regulating grocery bags made from plastic and other material, saying it was...

Bill repealing tax exemption for wind dies in committee

The last in a series of eight bills aimed at placing limits on renewable energy development in Kansas died in a Senate committee Thursday. The...

Wind energy debate turns to taxes

The debate over wind energy is now turning to taxes as lawmakers consider a proposal to repeal a 10-year property tax exemption for renewables. The...

Wind turbine limits sputter in Legislature

Republican state Sen. Mike Thompson's drive to put limits on renewable energy development in Kansas is running out of gas. Thompson, a critic of renewable...

Senate passes bill limiting regulations of plastic bags

A bill barring local governments from regulating plastic grocery bags and other material easily cleared the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate passed the bill 27-13,...

Renewable energy development limits surfacing again

A vocal critic of renewable energy, the chair of the Senate utilities committee is gearing up for another fight with the wind and solar...

Kelly administration urges caution on conservation plan

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is urging the federal government to take a cautious approach with an ambitious and controversial plan to conserve 30% of...

Regulators approve electric vehicle charging rebates

State utility regulators approved Evergy's plan to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by offering rebates to customers who move to a cleaner form...