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The Impact Of EPA's Emissions Standards On Missouri And Kansas

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The Environmental Protection Agency just released its plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants and that idea is generating some heat of its own. On Thursday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske and a panel examine what the EPA standards mean for Missouri and Kansas. Both states rely heavily on coal-powered energy and face the challenge of meeting the emission cuts in the time allowed.  We’ll also look at whether alternatives like wind and solar will be catapulted to the front of the line in area energy production.


  • Joe Spease is the legislative chair for the Kansas Sierra Club and CEO of WindSoHy, a  renewable energy company.
  • Trey Davis is the board president for the  Missouri Energy Development Association.
  • Jon Hummel serves as Policy Director for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.