While 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.