Nevada Bill Would Require Wildlife and Habitat Considerations in Development Plans

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 fragmentingContinue reading “Nevada Bill Would Require Wildlife and Habitat Considerations in Development Plans”

NEW POLL FINDS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR BIDEN PLAN TO BUILD BACK BETTER WITH CLEAN ENERGY JOBS, BENEFITS FOR NEVADA TO COME

Washington, D.C. –  As the COVID relief bill nears Senate passage, new polling from Climate Power and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released today found overwhelming popularity for transformational clean energy investments as part of President Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery plan. MEMO: Results of LCV/Climate Power poll The national poll, with oversamples in battlegroundContinue reading “NEW POLL FINDS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR BIDEN PLAN TO BUILD BACK BETTER WITH CLEAN ENERGY JOBS, BENEFITS FOR NEVADA TO COME”

Conservation Groups Urge Legislators to Conserve Nevada Lands and Waters to Mitigate Environmental Crisis

Ambitious “30 by 30” Conservation Goal Receives Strong Support During Assembly Committee Legislative Hearing LAS VEGAS, Nev. — During a Nevada Assembly Natural Resources Committee hearing, Nevada conservation groups demonstrated their strong support for AJR 3. The resolution, sponsored by District 16 Assemblywoman Cecelia González, would conserve 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters byContinue reading “Conservation Groups Urge Legislators to Conserve Nevada Lands and Waters to Mitigate Environmental Crisis”

Nevada Conservation League Releases a Statement Following the Confirmation of Michael Regan as Head of the EPA

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Nevada Conservation League released the following statement in response to the confirmation of Michael Regan as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, making history as the first Black man to head the department.  “The first weeks of the Biden administration were momentous for climate action and environmental protection andContinue reading “Nevada Conservation League Releases a Statement Following the Confirmation of Michael Regan as Head of the EPA”

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

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

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

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 SouthernContinue reading “CONSERVATION GROUPS APPLAUD PUBLIC LANDS LEGISLATION CHAMPIONED BY SENATOR CORTEZ MASTO AND REP. TITUS”

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

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 supportContinue reading “Nevada Conservation League Urges Senators to Quickly Confirm Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary”

Nevada Legislature Protects Phenomenal Dark Skies

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 homeContinue reading “Nevada Legislature Protects Phenomenal Dark Skies”

Clark County Takes Bold, Necessary Action On the Climate Crisis

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 planContinue reading “Clark County Takes Bold, Necessary Action On the Climate Crisis”

Nevada Conservation League Urges U.S. Senate Leadership to Confirm Michael Regan as the EPA Administrator

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — In a letter to U.S. Senate leadership, the Nevada Conservation League and 90 environmental-focused organizations from across the country urged members to support the nomination of Michael Regan as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The letter, led by the Environmental Defense Fund, emphasized the gravity of Michael Regan’sContinue reading “Nevada Conservation League Urges U.S. Senate Leadership to Confirm Michael Regan as the EPA Administrator”