WEALTH Day Climate Hearing - Making History at the Capitol

2 months ago | Feb 19, 2020
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The Comprehensive Climate Hearing at this year's WEALTH Day, February 10, 2020, was made possible by elected officials, climate activists, experts, and by all of you, tireless champions for a healthy and resilient future!

You can now view the full recording of the Climate Hearing online! A big shout out to Loud Light for recording it and making it available to all of us. You can also find all of the climate hearing testimonies and supporting documents archived here. 


Climate change is a public health concern for our state and those least responsible will be the most impacted and least able to adapt to the climate crisis. Yet solutions exist to build resilience, economic opportunities, and healthy communities. We need the political will and power to implement them.

We call on policy makers to take bold, comprehensive action to reduce emissions and build resilience through a state climate and energy plan. We call on our utilities to help us reduce the risks of climate disruption to help safeguard the future of our state. Perhaps most importantly, we call on YOU to continue calling for climate action in Kansas.

Stay tuned for updates on Governor Kelly's Executive Reorganization Order 46 that establishes an independent state energy office!




Photos of the Climate Hearing Conferees addressing the committee. Left photo: Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director of the Climate + Energy Project. Right photo: Rabbi Moti Rieber, Executive Director of Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action.

Photo of the Climate Hearing Committee: back row left to right; Jeremy Johnson, Crawford County Commissioner; Rep. Rui Xu; Rep. Don Hineman; Rep. Tom Cox; Rep. Eileen Horn; and Rep. Jason Probst. Front row: Senator Marci Francisco; Sen. Randall Hardy; Melissa Cheatam, Johnson County Sustainability Board Member; Rep. Annie Kuether; and Rev. Cathleen Bascom. 


Photo of the Climate Hearing Conferees: back row left to right; Richard Mabion, President of the Kansas City Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Rabbi Moti Rieber, Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA); Rachel Myslivy, Associate Director of the Climate + Energy Project; and Fred Iutzi, President of The Land Institute. Front row: Doug Kluck, Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director of the Climate + Energy Project.