Climate Activists Speak with Nevada Legislators on Need for Emissions Reduction and Clean Energy Transition

NEVADA – Conservation Lobby Week continued for its third night, featuring an evening virtual town hall concerning Nevada’s clean energy economy and infrastructure and policies to address climate change.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloaded here) The program began with presentations led by climate policy advocates, including Rudy Zamora with ChispaContinue reading “Climate Activists Speak with Nevada Legislators on Need for Emissions Reduction and Clean Energy Transition”

Nevada Legislators Consider the Future of Conservation Policy and Advocates Call For the Inclusion of Indigenous Voices

NEVADA – On the second night of conservation lobby week, conservation groups hosted a virtual town hall with Nevada legislators to discuss the key role of public lands policy on the future of Nevada’s natural lands and wildlife, Indigenous communities, and the recovering economy.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloaded here)Continue reading “Nevada Legislators Consider the Future of Conservation Policy and Advocates Call For the Inclusion of Indigenous Voices”

Conservation Advocates Urge Nevada Legislators for Action on Climate Justice and Equity

NEVADA – On the first night of Conservation Lobby Week, conservation experts and activists led a discussion on the disproportionate effects of climate change on historically marginalized communities and called on legislators to advance policies that promote climate justice and equity in the Silver State.  (A recording of this event can be watched and downloadedContinue reading “Conservation Advocates Urge Nevada Legislators for Action on Climate Justice and Equity”

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 Rosen for Critical Bill to Modernize the Oil and Gas Fiscal Policy to Ensure Fair Return to Taxpaying Nevadans

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, the Nevada Conservation League applauded Senator Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Grassley (R-IA) for introducing the Fair Return for Public Lands Act, a bipartisan, common-sense update to the 101-year old oil and gas leasing royalty policy to recognize the value of our public lands and ensure a fair return to taxpayers. Continue reading “Nevada Conservation League Applauds Senator Rosen for Critical Bill to Modernize the Oil and Gas Fiscal Policy to Ensure Fair Return to Taxpaying Nevadans”

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”