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Kansas Attorney General Elect Will Watch Federal EPA Regulations

Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt announced this week that his office will keep an eye on any environmental regulations coming from the federal government that might exceed federal authority.

The Republican Schmidt takes office next month. He said, “I think we’re in a period of time here where it’s going to be important for states’ legal representatives to keep an eye on the federal administrative process related to the whole range of environmental energy regulations and raise concerns when it’s warranted.”

Schmidt and other critics are concerned new rules set to take effect January 2nd will require farmers and others in agriculture to make significant modifications to their operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Joining Schmidt in his concern about federal intrusion is Republican Governor elect Sam Brownback. Schmidt said he would work with the Brownback administration to determine what legal action is necessary to prevent EPA regulations from harming state and business interests.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".