TOPEKA — A resolution that seeks to allow rangeland burning in the Flint Hills without sending Wichita and other cities out of compliance with air pollution regulations drew testimony in a Senate panel Thursday.
Each year, millions of acres of prairie land are burned in the Flint Hills. The process helps keep trees and other woody plants from encroaching on the grasslands and helps provide richer fodder for cattle.
Burning in the grasslands is an economic and environmental issue, said Mike Beam, senior vice president of the Kansas Livestock Association.
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