This may be the winner!
But trying to outlaw Sustainability - defined as "development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come " - well, that's gotta be the winner so far this year. But don't worry, other states: We still have over eight months to go! (Hat tip to Peter of Lone Tree).
Kansas's Self-Destruct Button: A Bill to Outlaw Sustainability
By Tom Randall
Kansas, I love your sense of humor.
It seems like every time the Sunflower State pops up in my news feed, it’s for something like this: House Bill No. 2366, a proposed law that would make it illegal to use “public funds to promote or implement sustainable development.”
Kansas, the place where I spent my formative years skipping school to go fishing in farm ponds, is populated with thoughtful stewards of the nation’s breadbasket. It also has a habit of turning reason on its head. The state famously dropped evolution from its educational curriculum in 1999, along with the age of the Earth and the history of the universe, for good measure.
Now the state’s “Committee on Energy and Environment” is proposing a law that would prohibit spending on anything that won’t set Kansas on a course to self-destruction. House Bill No. 2366 would ban all state and municipal funds for anything related to “sustainable development”..... More here.