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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 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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Nevada must work to stay ahead of curve

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By Sig Rogich | February 27, 2016 Since the recession, the renewable energy industry has been a particularly bright spot in Nevada’s economy. Nevada is a regional and national leader on clean energy, ranking third in the nation for solar jobs per capita, second in the nation for utility-scale geothermal energy production, and is generating enough […]

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Debate over solar rates simmers in the Nevada desert

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By Sam Weber | February 27, 2016 With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Nevada seems like the perfect place for rooftop solar. And with the help of state and federal incentives, the amount of rooftop solar in the state has exploded, increasing by more than 400 percent from 2014 to 2015. But the […]

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Hardy rates a ‘zero’ on Environmental Scorecard

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Associated Press | February 26, 2016 CARSON CITY — Nevada’s delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Sen. Dean Heller voted “pro-environment” just eight percent of the time. Democratic Representative Dina Titus got a 94 percent […]

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Environmental Scorecard Rates Nevada Leaders

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By Suzanne Potter | February 25, 2016 CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada’s delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted “pro-environment” just eight percent of the time. Democratic Representative Dina Titus got a 94 […]

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Nevada governor brings back New Energy Industry Taskforce

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By Conor Ryan | February 25, 2016 Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed off on an executive order on Tuesday that will reconvene the New Energy Industry Task Force to assist the governor’s Office of Energy on new measures to support the development of renewable energy and distributed energy resources in Nevada. Sandoval said: “There are few […]

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