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Oil and gas leasing threatens water supply in Nevada, says CAP

A review of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s most recent oil and gas leasing data found that more than 60 percent of leases...
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Litigation is about more than protecting species, group says

Last week the Center for Biological Diversity scored a victory in their efforts to protect a rare buckwheat plant they believe would be harmed...
If you don't have an oil well, get one

Cortez Masto urges BLM to rethink Nevada drilling leases

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging the Bureau of Land Management to reconsider its plans to auction off oil and gas...
no mining please it is deep enough already

U.S. House votes to ban mining near Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. The bill from Arizona Rep....
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Gaming Commission refuses to ban “kill for sport” prizes

In a unique Nevada twist to a national debate, animal lovers asked Nevada gaming regulators Thursday to crack down on what they call unlicensed...
don't bomb the joshua tree

Horsford announces opposition to bombing range expansion

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford announced his opposition Wednesday to the Department of Defense proposal to expand the Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range...
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Nevadans bring desert refuge fight to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — A diverse coalition of Nevada environmentalists, veterans and tribal and state leaders stormed Capitol Hill offices last week to press lawmakers to...
yucca fatigue tho

Horsford ‘not hopeful’ about Trump’s nominee to replace Perry

Last summer, Nevada Rep. Steve Horsford called on Rick Perry to resign as Energy Secretary.Perry did just that this week, earlier than planned --...
hot and getting hotter

Cities look for solutions to ‘urban heat island’ effect

A Climate Central study reports that, on average, U.S. cities were 2.4 degrees hotter than the surrounding rural areas during the past 10 summers,...
from the north for a change

Connecting to climate change in the Las Vegas Valley

The intensity of public rhetoric on climate change, now “climate crisis,” is rising.  Not only do we hear it and read it, we feel...

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