No on 3 declines to endorse Question 6

By: - July 26, 2018 4:06 pm

solar panels and skyWhile Yes on 3 recently endorsed Question 6, No on 3 declined Thursday to support or oppose the renewable energy ballot initiative.

“The Coalition to Defeat Question 3 is focused solely on defeating Question 3 for many reasons, including the negative impact it would have on Nevada’s current and future pro-renewable policies,” Tracy Skenandore, a spokeswoman with No on 3, said in a statement to the Current.  

Question 3 would amend the Nevada constitution to allow customers to buy electricity on the open market, while Question 6 would require all Nevada electric service providers to generate or acquire at least half its power from renewable sources by 2030.

Las Vegas Sands and Switch have been funding Nevadans for Affordable, Clean Energy Choices, or Yes on 3. As of June, the companies had provided the campaign with a combined $19.4 million. The Coalition to Defeat Question 3 is backed financially by NV Energy, which provided the No campaign nearly $13 million as of June.

Various groups have recently come out for and against the ballot measures.

Yes on 3 came out in support of Question 6 on Wednesday, and made a point of noting that as of then, No on 3 had not.

“Neither NV Energy nor No on 3 has endorsed Question 6 or given any indication that they support an increased renewable portfolio standard,” the pro Question 3 group said in its statement endorsing Question 6.

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Michael Lyle
Michael Lyle

Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.