News Release | Environment Nevada

Southern Nevada lawmakers discuss fight to stop takeover of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

LAS VEGAS -– A group of Nevada leaders made clear on Wednesday that when public lands come under attack, they will fight to protect them. U.S. Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee along with Assemblyman Howard Watts spoke at a virtual event hosted by Sierra Club’s Toiyabe Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, and Environment Nevada about how they fought this summer to prevent U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah from amending the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with language that would have reduced the size of Southern Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge by more than 800,000 acres. While the effort from Rep. Bishop was defeated, the NDAA is currently in the conference committee stage and allies of the refuge won’t breathe a sigh of relief until it’s been signed into law. 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.

News Release | Environment Nevada

Environment Nevada Applauds Governor's New Climate Initiative

Governor Sisolak announced the formation of a new "Nevada Climate Initiative" or NCI as the state's latest effort to take a bold stance toward addressing climate change on Monday. In announcing the initiative, the Governor's team unveiled to serve as the main hub for Nevada's climate-related efforts. 

The NCI's first main agenda item is holding a series of listening sessions to "help inform and guide Nevada's climate action." According to the Governor's office, the listening sessions and surveys promoted by the initiative will "provide the needed framework for Nevada policymakers to evaluate the alignment of various climate policies and programs" as the administration continues to pursue climate policy as a key priority since Governor Sisolak was sworn in almost 20 months ago. 

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Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."