The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas announced that it has hired The Clark Group LLC to help it achieve energy independence. The tribe said that it intends to lower its energy costs and improve energy reliability while at the same time protecting the environment.

"We have undertaken this ambitious program in order to protect our natural resources, to assure continuous and low-priced power for the reservation and to allow the Kickapoo Reservation to develop in a sustainable and responsible manner." -- Steve Cadue, Kickapoo Tribal Chairman