New State Assemblyman Justin Watkins talks climate, energy, and new legislative session
From a recent Reno Gazette-Journal article, New State Assemblyman Justin Watkins talked about the upcoming legislative session and the need to reduce Nevada’s carbon footprint. Here is an excerpt from the story.
“Assemblyman Justin Watkins, D-Las Vegas, highlighted bill requests that would restore incentives for rooftop solar and restrict fracking, a controversial method of extracting fossil fuels, in the state as examples of pending legislation that could reduce greenhouse gas output from Nevada.
“The legislative session will have a lot to say about reducing our carbon footprint as a state,” Watkins said.
Watkins also said it’s reasonable for the Legislature to consider more measures, especially if the federal government cuts back.
“If we have a federal government that is no longer willing to carry the water that is why we have state law,” Watkins said.
He said it’s important for political leaders to acknowledge scientific data that shows humans are changing the climate.”