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Nevada Makes Strong Conservation Gains at 2019 Legislative Session

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CARSON CITY (June 4, 2019) – After the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature closed, Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Andy Maggi issued the following statement: “We thank the Nevada Legislature, especially Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Speaker Jason Frierson, as well as Governor Sisolak and his office for their leadership in securing key conservation […]

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Nevada Conservation League response to Dept. of Energy shipping plutonium to Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 30, 2019) – Upon learning of National Nuclear Security Administration General Counsel Bruce Diamond’s disclosure that radioactive plutonium had already entered the state of Nevada, Andy Maggi, the Executive Director of the Nevada Conservation League issued the following statement: “The actions of Department of Energy are unacceptable. Nevadans were told this was […]

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Why Nevada Needs an Office of Outdoor Recreation

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by Mauricia Baca, Executive Director of Get Outdoors Nevada One of the greatest success stories of the last few years has been the boom in our outdoor recreation industry. Last year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released data showing that outdoor recreation accounted for 2.2 percent of GDP in 2016. The BEA found that while […]

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Steve Sisolak Stands Up for Red Rock

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NCL issues statement on Sisolak’s strong stance protecting Southern Nevada’s natural treasure This week developer Jim Rhodes applied to have a requirement that he obtain a BLM right-of-way for the access road for his proposed development in Red Rock Canyon at Blue Diamond Hill waived. This requirement established by the Clark County Commission in 2011 […]

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Clark County voters say no to development near Red Rock

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  Overwhelming Majority of Clark County Voters Want Clark County Commission to Vote to Save Red Rock Critical vote to Save Red Rock comes before Commission this Wednesday New polling shows overwhelming opposition to developer’s plans to re-zone Clark County, NV—The Nevada Conservation League released a short poll today conducted by Public Policy Polling on […]

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Clean energy issues make 3 of 4 Legislative Caucus agendas

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Now that the 2017 Legislative Session is underway the 4 caucuses of the legislature have all released their plans for Nevada. The good news is that 3 of the 4 agendas contain clean energy priorities. The Senate and Assembly Democrats have made the issue central to their economic development agenda in their Blueprint calling for […]

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New State Assemblyman Justin Watkins talks climate, energy, and new legislative session

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New State Assemblyman Justin Watkins talks climate, energy, and new legislative session From a recent Reno Gazette-Journal article, New State Assemblyman Justin Watkins talked about the upcoming legislative session and the need to reduce Nevada’s carbon footprint. Here is an excerpt from the story. “Assemblyman Justin Watkins, D-Las Vegas, highlighted bill requests that would restore incentives for […]

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Mixed reaction to Sandoval threat to sue BLM over wild horses

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By Jim Myers | April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gov. Brian Sandoval’s threat to pursue legal options to boost federal funding for managing wild horse populations drew mixed reaction from Nevada’s congressional delegation Wednesday. Reps. Mark Amodei and Joe Heck expressed support Tuesday for the strategy laid out so far by their fellow Republican. “If you […]

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Things to know on ballot measure to end NV Energy monopoly

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By Michelle Rindels | April 25, 2016 A proposed ballot measure called the Energy Choice Initiative aims to deregulate electrical service in Nevada, opening up the market to providers other than NV Energy — the sole provider in most parts of the state. Here’s how it came about and what it could mean for consumers. (Read […]

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This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

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By Justin Worland | April 21, 2016 Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an invention lifted from a science fiction novel. Deep in the Nevada desert more than 10,000 mirrors—each the size of a highway billboard—neatly encircle a giant 640-foot tower. It looks like it might be used to communicate with aliens in deep […]

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