Conservation Group Commends Senator Brooks for Leadership
NEVADA – Today, the Nevada State Senate voted to pass Senate Bill (SB) 448, a comprehensive clean energy bill that would spur job development and advance the state’s emission reduction goals laid out by the Nevada Climate Initiative. The bill addresses Nevada’s transmission network, transportation electrification, and energy efficiency programs for low-income Nevadans and has also garnered support from labor unions and clean energy advocates.
“Nevada has a unique opportunity to expand its clean energy economy,” said Senator Chris Brooks. “Senate Bill 448 is the game-changing legislation that will decrease carbon emissions and air pollution, increase economic and environmental justice, and create new, high paying jobs to position Nevada as a leader in clean energy.”
“SB 448 builds on the progress Nevada has made to improve our climate and create a cleaner environment by taking steps to reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels to power our homes, vehicles, and businesses,” said Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Paul Selberg. “We are grateful to Senator Brooks for his continued leadership to expand Nevada’s clean energy economy and we are looking forward to the State Legislature passing this important policy.”
Nevada Conservation League is one of over a dozen organizations that submitted a letter calling on legislators to support the clean energy bill. SB 448 now moves to the State Assembly where it will be heard and voted on.