Salina, KS

Now: 49 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 71 ° | Lo: 46 °

Governor Discusses Efforts to Fight Federal Laws

KSAL StaffAugust 18, 2014

Gov. Sam Brownback is campaigning on his administration’s efforts to fight against what he calls federal government overreach.

The Republican governor found a friendly audience for his re-election pitch Monday at the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association convention.

Brownback recounted steps the state is taking to fight the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. He says the bird’s population numbers are up 20 percent in Kansas.

He also talked about efforts to counter an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to expand the definition of waters of the United States, which he claims would encompass ponds and puddles.

Brownback says water is inherently a state issue, and he wants the federal government to withdraw its proposed rule.

Another area of contention is federal pollution rules over coal.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Saline County Open Burning Laws Change

December 12, 2017 2:43 pm

Saline County Sheriff truck

Man Arrested after Fight with 5 Officers

November 28, 2017 11:18 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Raymer Society Consignmen...
October 21, 2018Comments
Mother and Son Night at t...
October 21, 2018Comments
Industrial Hemp Focus of ...
October 20, 2018Comments
Volunteers Help With Fall...
October 20, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH