Nevada Lawmakers Applaud Biden Administration for the Release of a National Plan to Achieve 30 by 30 Conservation Goal

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Initial report details vision for 10-year, locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife LAS VEGAS — Today the Biden-Harris Administration outlined a nationwide plan to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife. The report, Conserving and Restoring American the Beautiful, contains recommendations for a locally-driven and […]

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Clark County Strengthens Conservation Commitment with Passage of ‘30 by 30’ Resolution

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Ambitious Conservation Benchmark to Offer Benefits to Local Businesses, Native Communities, and Conservationists LAS VEGAS — Today, Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution to conserve 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the current extinction, climate, and biodiversity crisis. Prior to […]

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Nevada Assembly Backs Benchmark to Conserve Lands and Waters to Address Environmental Crisis

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Nevada joins a nationwide movement to conserve 30 percent of lands and waters by the year 2030 NEVADA — Today, the Nevada State Assembly voted to pass AJR 3, a resolution to urge the conservation of 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the current […]

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NV Senate Committee Introduces Energy Savings Bill (SB382) to Cut Carbon, Save Money

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Advocates back policy to reduce energy costs, protect public health, create local jobs, and reduce blackout risks CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate Growth and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Energy Savings bill (SB382) today. This bill–which has already garnered support from local business, consumer, and environmental organizations–would make it easier for Nevada homes and businesses to keep […]

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Nevada Lawmakers Signal Promising Future for Conservation, Climate, and Clean Energy Policy

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NEVADA – During the final night of Conservation Lobby Week hosted by the Nevada Conservation Network, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson gave insight on what Nevadans can expect to see for the remainder of the legislative session. The lawmakers alluded to a promising future for conservation, climate, and […]

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Climate Activists Speak with Nevada Legislators on Need for Emissions Reduction and Clean Energy Transition

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NEVADA – Conservation Lobby Week continued for its third night, featuring an evening virtual town hall concerning Nevada’s clean energy economy and infrastructure and policies to address climate change.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloaded here) The program began with presentations led by climate policy advocates, including Rudy Zamora with Chispa […]

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Nevada Legislators Consider the Future of Conservation Policy and Advocates Call For the Inclusion of Indigenous Voices

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NEVADA – On the second night of conservation lobby week, conservation groups hosted a virtual town hall with Nevada legislators to discuss the key role of public lands policy on the future of Nevada’s natural lands and wildlife, Indigenous communities, and the recovering economy.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloaded here) […]

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Conservation Advocates Urge Nevada Legislators for Action on Climate Justice and Equity

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NEVADA – On the first night of Conservation Lobby Week, conservation experts and activists led a discussion on the disproportionate effects of climate change on historically marginalized communities and called on legislators to advance policies that promote climate justice and equity in the Silver State.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloaded […]

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Latinx Families, Environmental Advocates Support AB 349 to Reduce Smog Pollution, Improve Public Health and Fight Climate Change

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AB 349 would reduce smog pollution by closing a loophole that allows “Classic Cars” to avoid regular smog checks.

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Nevada Bill Would Require Wildlife and Habitat Considerations in Development Plans

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Today, the Nevada Assembly Committee on Government Affairs conducted a hearing on AB 211, legislation that orders developers to consider the impacts to wildlife and their respective habitats in development plans.  (A video of the hearing can be watched here) Urban development can cause irreversible damage to wildlife, consuming and fragmenting […]

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