If you ever wanted evidence that the coal industry is corrupting our politics, look no further than the state of Kansas and the decision by Governor Mark Parkinson to fire his chief environmental official Rod Bremby.
Roderick Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is a force of nature. He stood up to big coal interests in Kansas and, quite simply, said "no."
People give you this whole rap about how easy saving the planet is. Change a light bulb and save the world. Yes and no. How about we consider it a start rather than an end destination?