News Release | Environment Nevada

Passage of Horsford amendment showcases broad local support for desert refuge

Nevada Representative Steven Horsford announced on Monday that the House had passed a perfecting amendment he and other Nevada delegation members, Susie Lee and Dina Titus, had introduced through the House Rules Committee.

News Release | Environment Nevada

New analysis: Nevadans are going outdoors in large numbers, indicating need to pass federal Great American Outdoors Act

LAS VEGAS -– A new fact sheet released by Environment Nevada Research and Policy Center Thursday shows Nevadans have been flocking to the outdoors in significant numbers in recent months.

“In these difficult times, Nevadans are looking to the physical, emotional and spiritual relief that Nevada’s public lands offer,” said Environment Nevada’s state director Levi Kamolnick. “With visitor numbers expected to remain high even once the COVID-19 panademic ends, we need to invest in the American outdoors by passing this critical legislation and providing full and permanent funding for conservation programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund.” 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House advances greenest budget in recent memory

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Most notably, the budget dedicates emergency funding for many of the infrastructure proposals in the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), including $10.2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. Additionally, the bill blocks the administration’s attempts to: open the Tongass National Forest to logging; drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge; expand offshore drilling; weaken protections on toxic mercury and arsenic emissions; and open the Boundary Waters to toxic pollution from sulfide mining.

News Release | Environment America

Congressional co-sponsors of Great American Outdoors Act speak out at Environment America virtual rally for public lands

Sen. Manchin, lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, spoke to the broad bipartisan support for the bill, and commented on how a desire to protect our nation’s public lands for future generations unites us all as well. “Passing the Great American Outdoors Act is an investment in our nation and our future generations, and will ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy the wild and wonderful outdoor spaces of America for decades to come,” he said.

News Release | Environment Nevada

Environment Nevada launches campaign calling for solar homes

Environment Nevada's effort is part of a growing movement. In January, California began serving as an example of what building all new homes with solar power can look like. The implementation of the solar homes rule will help increase that state’s existing solar capacity by 22 percent by 2045. Now, along with Nevada, efforts are underway in nine other states, including Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas to include solar power in the construction of all new homes.