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Energy | Environment | State Government

Addressing climate change, sprawl, lawmakers advance proposal expanding fuel taxes to cover ‘transportation infrastructure’

September 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
Members of the Interim Legislative Committee on Energy voted Wednesday to move forward with a potential constitutional amendment broadening existing, narrow provisions on fuel taxes to instead allow for those tax dollars to fund the broader category of “transportation infrastructure.”

Economy & Business | Environment

Nevada Gold Mines settles unfair labor practice complaint, recognizes union after federal agency accuses company of ‘unlawful conduct’

August 10th, 2020 - 4:45pm
After declining to recognize a union that represented a portion of its employees for more than 50 years, Nevada Gold Mines is reversing course as part of an agreement to settle a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, representatives for the union announced on Monday.


As the Trump administration seeks to expedite environmental reviews, groups say public will be sidelined

August 9th, 2020 - 2:00am
The expedited environmental review comes as federal managers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charged with permitting mines, work to shore up critical minerals that the administration believes to be essential to national security and the economy. Many U.S. products currently use imported minerals, making the U.S. often dependent on its adversaries.

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