Sustainability

rogue regulator

Former NRC chair: Nuclear power is a “failed technology”

BY: - January 15, 2019

“Nevada is not anti-nuclear and does not oppose nuclear power,” wrote Gov. Kenny Guinn in a 2002 letter disapproving Yucca Mountain’s designation as a nuclear waste dump. It has always seemed a bit perplexing that throughout Nevada’s long, long fight against the dump, state politicians and officials have shied away from confronting the source of […]

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Bonnie Springs Ranch developer: No zoo, smaller motel, natural look

BY: - January 9, 2019

Additional details have emerged about the future of Bonnie Springs Ranch. The developers, Joel Laub & Associates, are hoping the new details will reassure the public that their intentions are to preserve the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon while adding residential housing that falls well within the county’s rural zoning requirements. The Current reported Monday […]

planes, bombs, etc.

Rural residents fear U.S. Navy bombing range threatens their economy

BY: - January 9, 2019

The U.S. Navy has long argued that its Fallon Range Training Complex in Nevada needs more space to test aviation weapons that fly at higher altitudes and greater distances in order to counter evolving threats in modern warfare. Taking steps to expand the range, the military has proposed taking ownership of 618,727 acres of public […]

solar panels and sky

NV Energy to close coal plant, adds solar

BY: - December 21, 2018

Nevada regulators have approved NV Energy’s supply plan to construct six major solar projects, all but eliminating coal-fired production and doubling the utility’s renewable resources by 2023. The Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously on Friday to approve the final draft of NV Energy’s 2019-2038 Triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), also referred to as NV Energy’s […]

COMMENTARY
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Why Heller should be Trump’s Interior Secretary

BY: - December 17, 2018

Later this week Donald Trump could name Dean Heller to replace ethically challenged Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior, and Heller might be the best person Trump could possibly name to the job. Make no mistake, every person who is a possible Interior nominee — at least two Republican politicians from nearly every state […]

peace out cliven

Cliven Bundy has a plan

BY: - December 12, 2018

  Celebrity scofflaw Cliven Bundy has a plan, a grand plan, to open up federal lands in northeast Clark County to all manner of commercial development, and Bundy was scheduled to present the plan to the Moapa Valley Town Advisory Board Wednesday night, the Moapa Valley Progress reports.   The plan could only be implemented […]

Probably not sustainable

Climate change will make Nevada more expensive, less livable

BY: - November 29, 2018

Climate change is already costing us money. It’s going to cost us a lot more. Low-income people are the ones who will be hit the hardest. And the impacts — both ecological and economic — will be harsh in sunbelt states like Nevada. Those are some of the grim conclusions in the Fourth National Climate […]

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Bobby Kennedy Jr., Tick Segerblom ride to rescue the Colorado River

BY: - November 28, 2018

The lawmaker who led the effort to legalize weed in Nevada has a new challenge that may prove more daunting – saving the Colorado River.   To do so, Clark County commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom will have to confront two behemoths – wasteful water users (both corporate and personal) and climate change.   Segerblom is the […]

solar panels

‘Yes on 6’ calls on 2019 Legislature to raise renewable standard

BY: - November 14, 2018

‘Yes on 6’ wants to avoid becoming ‘Yes on 3.’ Nevadans voted “yes” last week on Question 6 — a ballot initiative that would require electric utilities to acquire at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Because it amends the Nevada Constitution, the ballot measure must be approved by voters […]

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Commissioner-elect claims no conflict on Red Rock

BY: - November 14, 2018

The headline on the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial reads “New commissioner should recuse himself on Blue Diamond Hill development”.   The editorial goes on to question why Save Red Rock, a citizens group represented by Clark County commissioner-elect Justin Jones, announced after the election it’s dropping its lawsuit against the County and Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum […]

County Commission

Sisolak: Delay Red Rock decision until new commissioners seated

BY: - October 26, 2018

Opponents of a proposed housing development near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area received a strong statement of support this week from Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, who is currently running for governor. Last week, the developers of the proposed project, which would turn a former gypsum mine into a single-family homes, submitted a […]

Sacred water run

Indigenous runners fight to protect water, culture

BY: - October 8, 2018

This story spans 29 years, 300 miles, and the growth of a thirsty city in a desert. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), on a mission to find water to accommodate growth in Southern Nevada, believes pumping groundwater from rural Nevada and piping it to Southern Nevada is essential due to Colorado River shortages that […]