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Nebraska: Kansas' annual smoke management review not enough


April 28, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska mayor is pushing for changes in Kansas' oversight of prairie and ranchland burning after smoke from the Flint Hills spurred health warnings in Nebraska's capital city.

Lincoln, Nebraska, Mayor Chris Beutler sent a letter Friday to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment pressing for action.

KDHE environmental division director John Mitchell says Kansas' prairie-burning protocol will get an annual review this spring. Mitchell was responding to the Nebraska mayor's complaints about the smoke.

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