Latino Conservation Week Helps Visibilize our Community’s Conservation Leadership and Calls on us to Address Environmental Injustice

Growing up in Las Vegas, I have grown close to Nevada’s outdoor wonders and the resilient community of organizers, educators, and story-tellers in the climate movement. I was proudly raised by a Chihuahuan and Poblano family who value conservation and the beautiful outdoors. My appreciation for my culture, community, and the environment motivates me toContinue reading “Latino Conservation Week Helps Visibilize our Community’s Conservation Leadership and Calls on us to Address Environmental Injustice”

Southwest Gas connected to web of opposition targeting Nevada Assemblywoman

By Energy and Policy InstituteJune 6, 2022 The gas utility and a front group look to unseat Assemblywoman who introduced climate legislation ahead of the June 14 primary. Southwest Gas and a front group backed by allies of the gas utility are funding an effort to oust Democratic Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen. Last year, Cohen introducedContinue reading “Southwest Gas connected to web of opposition targeting Nevada Assemblywoman”

The Dirty Truth Behind Methane ‘Natural’ Gas

The fossil fuel industry has spent billions obscuring the role that methane gas – also known as natural gas – plays in fueling the climate crisis and polluting our air quality. Methane gas is marketed to our communities as a clean energy source for heating our homes, buildings, and water. Even the word “natural” inContinue reading “The Dirty Truth Behind Methane ‘Natural’ Gas”

Climate Crisis is Impacting Nevada — How Can We Build Back Better?

Climate change events are becoming more frequent and severe, and Nevadans are paying the price. We need federal action to help meet this climate moment and protect our communities. Nevada is home to two of the fastest-warming cities in the country – Reno & Las Vegas – hitting record-breaking temperatures year after year. For theContinue reading “Climate Crisis is Impacting Nevada — How Can We Build Back Better?”

Majority of Nevadans Support Clean Energy Proposals in American Jobs Plan

Data for Progress, LCV release new American Jobs Plan poll and modeled data Data for Progress and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) recently released new state and Congressional district level data showing overwhelming bipartisan support across the country for the investments the American Jobs Plan would make in climate, clean energy, good-paying union jobsContinue reading “Majority of Nevadans Support Clean Energy Proposals in American Jobs Plan”

Clean energy issues make 3 of 4 Legislative Caucus agendas

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 forContinue reading “Clean energy issues make 3 of 4 Legislative Caucus agendas”

Sage grouse decision good for Nevada, but hard work remains

By Chris Mero |December 6, 2015 The decision this fall by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that greater sage grouse are “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act is a win for the bird and for Nevadans, including sportsmen, recreationists, ranchers, other private landowners and industry interests. Our challenge now is to buildContinue reading “Sage grouse decision good for Nevada, but hard work remains”