A group of Kansas electric, oil and gas companies are calling on state lawmakers to vote in favor of a measure criticizing the federal Environmental Protection Agency. A House committee is considering a resolution that targets proposed federal regulation of greenhouse gasses. Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association President Ed Cross says the rules will hurt the Kansas economy.
Westar Energy and KCPL are also on board with the effort, as is an electric co-op group. The resolution is calling for a federal cost-benefit analysis of greenhouse gas rules. The measure is non-binding.