On Tuesday, Nevada can start determining its energy future

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Editorial | March 20, 2016 Nevada lawmakers were wondering last month whether to kill Gov. Brian Sandoval’s 5-year-old New Energy Industry Task Force, and we are certainly grateful that his office said, Hey, not so fast. Indeed, as we have editorialized over and over, never has there been a more important time for the governor to […]

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LCV Action Fund Endorses Ruben Kihuen for Congress

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Press Release | March 10, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of State Senator Ruben Kihuen for Congress (NV-4). Kihuen has a strong track record of leadership on environmental issues, including support for advancing the clean energy […]

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Clean energy is vital to our state’s success

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By Pat Spearman | March 10, 2016 Two things should be crystal clear to Nevada policymakers this year: climate change is real, and climate change represents the single best economic development opportunity for Nevada since we legalized gambling in 1931. That’s why I was so disappointed to see the Nevada attorney general, Adam Laxalt, involve our […]

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Net loss: Nevada’s rep continues to take a beating

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By Dennis Myers | March 10, 2016 If Nevada officials hoped the national impact of torpedoing the state’s net metering policies would die down, it appears not to be happening. Business and environmental media are folding the Nevada dispute into other stories, and new developments continue to unfold. Some of that coverage has been devastating […]

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Drought deniers drew drought dollars

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By Dennis Myers | March 10, 2016 Nevada ranchers have been collecting drought relief payments while attacking federal officials for saying there is a drought, according to an investigative reporting site. Last June, ranchers in Lander County drove cattle onto public lands that had been closed because of the drought. The Bureau of Land Management, […]

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Las Vegas casinos seek to power their bright lights with renewable energy

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By Daniel Hernandez | March 7, 2016 The glittering Las Vegas strip is not an obvious model for energy conservation. Yet hidden above the glowing Eiffel Tower, neon resort awnings and a black pyramid that shines a beam of light into space, is one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country. Twenty acres of […]

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Mesquite’s congressman sends memo to Demo challengers while they’re in town

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By Ben Botkin | March 1, 2016 The campaigns of U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nevada, and four Democratic contenders for his seat had an unscheduled meeting in Mesquite. The four Democrats participated in a forum Monday night in Mesquite, which is in the 4th Congressional District. An unexpected guest showed up, bearing a friendly greeting from […]

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Nevada Conservation League Announces New Executive Director

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Press Release | February 29, 2016 Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada Conservation League (NCL) is proud to announce the selection of Andy Maggi as the organization’s new Executive Director. Andy starts his new position effective Monday, March 21, 2016. With over a decade of experience in political and conservation organization management, Andy brings a keen sense of […]

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Nevada AG voices opposition to federal EPA Clean Power Plan

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Associated Press | February 29, 2016 CARSON CITY – Nevada’s attorney general is endorsing a multi-state legal fight against President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions with an opinion that says states have a right to decide pollution emission standards for themselves. Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s friend-of-the-court filing in the case involving the Environmental […]

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Nevada has its own toxic water troubles

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By John L. Smith | February 29, 2016 The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has gone national with blanket media coverage. The problem is as plain as the brown muck that’s been flowing from kitchen faucets. President Barack Obama and a long slate of lesser political figures have sounded the alarm and weighed in on the […]

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