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Nevada’s Environmental Advocates Praise President Biden for Executive Action to Protect 30 Percent of U.S. Lands and Waters by 2030

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Nevada environmental advocates from all corners of the state today praised President Joe Biden for taking bold action to protect the environment with an executive order that commits to preserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.  “Currently, only 12 percent of our nation’s lands and 26 percent of […]

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President Biden Begins National Shift from Fossil Fuels

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Biden Issues Critical Executive Order to Suspend Dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline and Nevada Conservation League Looks Toward a Clean Energy Future LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Hours after being sworn into office, President Joe Biden issued an executive order to revoke a key permit for the dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline that would have allowed for the […]

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Day One: President Biden Delivers on Climate Action

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Nevada Conservation League Celebrates President Biden’s Executive Action to Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Media Contact  Angelyn Tabalba, angelyn@nevadaconservationleague.org Day One: President Biden Delivers on Climate Action  LAS VEGAS, NEV.– In his first day in office, President Joe Biden took swift action to address the climate crisis with an […]

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NCL announces key state senate endorsements.

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NCL Announces Endorsements in Key Senate Races The Nevada Conservation League is proud to endorse Kristee Watson (Senate District 5), Wendy Jauregui-Jackins (Senate District 15), and Liz Becker (Senate District 18) in their respective races for the Nevada State Senate. These three candidates will join the Nevada Conservation League’s previously endorsed pro-environment candidates in the […]

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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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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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Nevada agrees to Superfund priority status for Anaconda copper mine

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By Jason Hidalgo | March 29, 2016 Nevada “cautiously” agreed on Tuesday with efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to include an abandoned copper mine near the town of Yerington on its priority list of contaminated sites. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the decision in a letter to the EPA, allowing the agency to include the Anaconda copper mine […]

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Rooftop solar fees become dominant issue for Nevada energy task force

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By Daniel Rothberg | March 23, 2016 With Gov. Brian Sandoval’s administration eager to move past damaging publicity from a regulatory decision to increase bills for Nevada rooftop solar customers, the possibility of amending that decision was a key issue during an energy task force meeting Tuesday. The task force plans to study the issue as […]

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