Kansas City's big swing for carbon neutrality
Kansas City is taking steps to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 with a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan. It's expected to decommission Evergy’s Hawthorn coal power plant, create more bike lanes, increase tree canopies and much more.
The Kansas City Council last week overwhelmingly passed the Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan, formed with public input over two years, that will guide the city’s future climate policy with a focus on equity. Nomin Ujiyediin speaks with KCUR’s Savannah Hawley about why restaurants and utilities initially opposed the plan, and how it could reshape Kansas City.
Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love, Trevor Grandin, and KCUR Studios, and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.
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