Nevada Legislature Becomes the First in the Nation to Pass ‘30 by 30’ Conservation Bill

State Joins President Biden in Commitment to Conserve 30 Percent of Lands and Waters by 2030 NEVADA — Today, the Nevada State Legislature passed AJR 3, a resolution to urge the conservation of 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030. With the passage of AJR 3, Nevada is the first inContinue reading “Nevada Legislature Becomes the First in the Nation to Pass ‘30 by 30’ Conservation Bill”

CONSERVATION GROUPS CELEBRATE DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ANNIVERSARY, CALL FOR PROTECTION OF PUBLIC LANDS

Las Vegas, NV — Today, representatives of Nevada conservation and community groups celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Situated just north of Las Vegas, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest national wildlife refuge outside of Alaska. It was established 85 years ago this week, on May 20, 1936.  TheseContinue reading “CONSERVATION GROUPS CELEBRATE DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ANNIVERSARY, CALL FOR PROTECTION OF PUBLIC LANDS”

Nevada Legislature Sees Opportunity to Boost State’s Clean Energy Economy

Senate Committee on Growth and Infrastructure Hears Major Clean Energy Bill to Support Jobs and Meet Climate Goals NEVADA – Today, the Nevada Conservation League offered comments in support of Senate Bill (SB) 448, an extensive energy infrastructure bill introduced by Senator Chris Brooks, following a hearing of the bill in the Senate Committee for GrowthContinue reading “Nevada Legislature Sees Opportunity to Boost State’s Clean Energy Economy”

Nevada’s Supercharged Clean Energy Economy is Within Reach with SB 448

Nevada Conservation League Applauds Bill to Support Clean Energy Jobs and to Reach Climate Goals LAS VEGAS – Today, Senator Chris Brooks revealed Senate Bill (SB) 448 to support a clean energy economy in Nevada. This bill goes a long way to create new jobs and address the climate crisis while putting the state onContinue reading “Nevada’s Supercharged Clean Energy Economy is Within Reach with SB 448”

Nevada Lawmakers Applaud Biden Administration for the Release of a National Plan to Achieve 30 by 30 Conservation Goal

Initial report details vision for 10-year, locally led and voluntary nationwide effort to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife LAS VEGAS — Today the Biden-Harris Administration outlined a nationwide plan to restore and conserve America’s lands, waters, and wildlife. The report, Conserving and Restoring American the Beautiful, contains recommendations for a locally-driven andContinue reading “Nevada Lawmakers Applaud Biden Administration for the Release of a National Plan to Achieve 30 by 30 Conservation Goal”

Clark County Strengthens Conservation Commitment with Passage of ‘30 by 30’ Resolution

Ambitious Conservation Benchmark to Offer Benefits to Local Businesses, Native Communities, and Conservationists LAS VEGAS — Today, Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution to conserve 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the current extinction, climate, and biodiversity crisis. Prior toContinue reading “Clark County Strengthens Conservation Commitment with Passage of ‘30 by 30’ Resolution”

Nevada Assembly Backs Benchmark to Conserve Lands and Waters to Address Environmental Crisis

Nevada joins a nationwide movement to conserve 30 percent of lands and waters by the year 2030 NEVADA — Today, the Nevada State Assembly voted to pass AJR 3, a resolution to urge the conservation of 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the currentContinue reading “Nevada Assembly Backs Benchmark to Conserve Lands and Waters to Address Environmental Crisis”

NV Senate Committee Introduces Energy Savings Bill (SB382) to Cut Carbon, Save Money

Advocates back policy to reduce energy costs, protect public health, create local jobs, and reduce blackout risks CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate Growth and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Energy Savings bill (SB382) today. This bill–which has already garnered support from local business, consumer, and environmental organizations–would make it easier for Nevada homes and businesses to keepContinue reading “NV Senate Committee Introduces Energy Savings Bill (SB382) to Cut Carbon, Save Money”

Nevada Lawmakers Signal Promising Future for Conservation, Climate, and Clean Energy Policy

NEVADA – During the final night of Conservation Lobby Week hosted by the Nevada Conservation Network, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson gave insight on what Nevadans can expect to see for the remainder of the legislative session. The lawmakers alluded to a promising future for conservation, climate, andContinue reading “Nevada Lawmakers Signal Promising Future for Conservation, Climate, and Clean Energy Policy”

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”