December 16, 2010
Kansas, Letters

Debate over Flint Hills

The Kansas City Star, 16 December 2010

Craig Volland of the Kansas Sierra Club is at it again in a Dec. 9 letter, criticizing the recent breakthrough public-private agreement to protect the Flint Hills by purchasing conservation easements.

Volland is a wind power zealot who wouldn’t know – or appreciate – a virgin prairie if he saw one. In interviews and in the Kansas Sierra Club’s position paper, he goes out of his way to denigrate Kansas prairies as just “cow pastures.”

Throughout its long and noble history, the national Sierra Club has fought to protect outstanding wild and scenic places from developers. But the Kansas chapter all but invites wind power developers to come on in.

This has to be something unique in Sierra Club history.

Dennis Farney
Kansas City

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