Despite attempts by some local officials to portray “sustainability planning” as a United Nations plot to make us all ride bicycles and live in high-rise apartments, Kansans aren’t scared of it. In fact, 75 percent of those surveyed in a new Kansas Policy Institute poll agreed that communities should work with the Environmental Protection Agency and local groups to plan a “sustainable community.” This includes 62 percent of conservatives. What’s more, 65 percent of Kansans surveyed said that they wanted their federal and local tax dollars used to develop such plans.
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