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As Greater sage-grouse faces continued threats, Nevada marks a first in market-based credit system

July 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Across the West, projects ranging from new oil rigs to new pipelines trample on and fragment habitat for the Greater sage-grouse, an imperiled bird that has come to symbolize the tension between conservation and development. Although the Trump administration removed rules that require developers to offset — or mitigate — their impacts, Nevada has kept them in place.

Environment | State Government

Sisolak proposes car emission standards, in line with California, as part of effort to combat climate change

June 22nd, 2020 - 1:20pm
In a news release, state officials and Sisolak said the regulations — called the “Clean Cars Nevada” initiative — would be further developed through a series of public workshops over the next year and that they were designed to avoid forcing anyone to “give up their current vehicle or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business needs.”

Environment | State Government

Environmentalists see regulatory, funding gaps amid Clean Water Act rollback

June 14th, 2020 - 2:00am
The rule has set off a flurry of legal challenges from environmental groups. And in recent months, several Democrat-led Western states, including Colorado, California and New Mexico, have sued the Trump administration to challenge the final rule. Nevada has not joined those suits, but state regulators say they are evaluating the new rule’s total effect.

Economy & Business | Environment

In Nevada, investors eye underground water storage as a path to profits

June 2nd, 2020 - 6:00am
Investors want to sell a portion of their water at a farm near Winnemucca. For now, their focus is on the Humboldt River watershed, but in the past, the company has talked about water demands in fast-growing cities. That worries rural counties, dependent on water for their local economies and livelihoods, and environmental activists, concerned about the ecological effects of exporting water elsewhere.



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