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Nevada Conservation League Applauds Senator Cortez Masto for Efforts to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands and Ruby Mountains from Oil and Gas Leasing

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, the Nevada Conservation League applauded conservation champion Senator Cortez Masto for the re-introduction of the End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act and the Ruby Mountains Protection Act, legislation that would protect Nevada’s public lands and the treasured Ruby Mountains from the harmful and wasteful practice of speculative oil and […]

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CONSERVATION GROUPS APPLAUD PUBLIC LANDS LEGISLATION CHAMPIONED BY SENATOR CORTEZ MASTO AND REP. TITUS

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New proposal is the largest conservation legislation in Nevada’s history Las Vegas, NV — Today, representatives of conservation and community groups in Nevada applauded Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Representative Dina Titus for introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect nearly two million acres of public lands in southern Nevada. Senator Cortez Masto introduced the Southern […]

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Nevada Conservation League Urges Senators to Quickly Confirm Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today marked a memorable day in Washington, D.C. as Americans all over the country tuned in to watch Congresswoman Deb Haaland testify before the U.S. Senate on her nomination as Secretary of Interior. Following the Senate Committee hearing, Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Paul Selberg offered the below statement in support […]

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Nevada Conservation League Announces Delegation Scores from League of Conservation Voters’ 2020 National Environmental Scorecard

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Scores Examine How Nevada’s Leaders in Congress Voted to Protect our Health and Environment LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, the Nevada Conservation League announced the Nevada federal delegation scores from the League of Conservation Voters’ 2020 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard evaluates the voting records of members of Congress on key environmental votes regarding climate […]

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Nevada Legislature Protects Phenomenal Dark Skies

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Senate Committee on Natural Resources Passes a Bill to Award a Designation to Nevada’s Unique Dark Skies  LAS VEGAS, Nev — Today, the Nevada State Legislature Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously passed Senate Bill 52, legislation to conserve one of the state’s unique, yet vanishing natural resources — our dark skies.  “Nevada is home […]

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Clark County Takes Bold, Necessary Action On the Climate Crisis

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Clark County Commissioners Adopt the First-Ever Sustainability and Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, the Clark County Commissioners voted to approve the County’s first Sustainability and Climate Action Plan that aims to address climate change by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from facilities and operations. The adoption of this plan […]

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Nevada Conservation League Announces Bold, Ambitious Policy Agenda for the 2021 State Legislative Session

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(A video of the virtual event can be watched here.) LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Last night, the Nevada Conservation League hosted a virtual event with the Nevada Conservation Network coalition members and state legislators, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Senator Chris Brooks, and Assemblyman Howard Watts III, to announce its ambitious policy agenda for the […]

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Poll: Nevada Voters Overwhelmingly Support Bold, Aggressive Climate Action

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The Nevada Conservation League Education Fund commissioned the Global Strategy Group to conduct a recent multi-channel survey to explore Nevadans’ views on climate change and our state’s response. The poll data demonstrates that Nevada voters overwhelmingly support bold, aggressive climate action.  Key findings from the poll:  Nevada voters realize the urgency of the climate crisis. […]

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NV Clean Energy, Business Advocates Back Responsible Energy Planning Bill

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CARSON CITY (Jan. 27, 2021) — Nevada clean energy and business advocates announced today that they will support the Responsible Energy Planning bill in the 2021 Nevada state legislative session. This bill would require Nevada’s gas utilities to avoid wasteful and unnecessary gas spending and consider clean energy alternatives that meet the state’s goals of 100 percent clean power and zero greenhouse gas emissions by […]

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Nevada Conservation League Releases Statement On President Biden’s Suspension on Oil and Gas Leasing

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, the Nevada Conservation League released a statement on President Biden’s executive order to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands, adding to a strong list of climate and environmental protection initiatives his administration has taken in the first week in office.  “As recently as 2019, Nevada faced oil and […]

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