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Kan. House approves protest against 1992 UN policy

Published on -5/11/2012, 3:21 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas House has approved a resolution condemning a 20-year-old policy on sustainable development from the United Nations, describing it as a radical attack on property rights.

The vote Friday was 76-41. The non-binding statement did not need Senate approval and will be sent to members of the state's congressional delegation.

Supporters of the resolution say Agenda 21 has -- in their words -- infiltrated local communities where officials make planning decisions.

Agenda 21, referring to the 21st century, is a nonbinding U.N. agreement signed by 178 nations in 1992. It encourages using methods such as conservation, management and changing consumption patterns to promote sustainable development.

Critics saw the resolution as an endorsement of fringe political views and as a waste of time.

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