Kansas joins anti-ESG movement

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters during a news conference, Monday, April 24, 2023, in a second-grade classroom at Elmont Elementary School in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)


Kansas has a new anti-ESG law, joining Oklahoma in the movement to stop financial groups that use environmental, social and governance issues, from discriminating against oil and gas firms.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, decided this week to allow the bill to become law effective July 1, without her signature. As a result, the state won’t allow its agencies to use ESG factors in their investments of state public funds or in deciding who gets government contracts reported the Kansas Reflector.

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