The Kansas House has advanced a bill to set up a greenhouse gas reduction plan.
The House advanced the measure on a voice vote on Tuesday and will take a final vote Wednesday.
The bill would direct the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop an emissions plan, and the Legislature's energy committees would be required to approve it.
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed states to develop stricter emissions standards by June of next year.
States without a suitable plan will have federal regulations imposed upon them.