On June 8, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval wielded his veto pen 15 times, denying legislation passed by the legislature on issues ranging from wages to health care to renewable energy. But the legislature gaveled out of session on June 4,...
Last year, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced new rules for methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. The rules were to limit methane emissions from new fossil fuel infrastructure and...
After much talk, it’s time for action in the Nevada Legislature. As the session nears its halfway point, several key renewable energy and climate action bills got their full committee hearings. How did that go? Let’s just say the...
MOAPA, NV - Former Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Chairman William Milton Anderson passed away Sunday in his home at the age of 44. In 2000, William became one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the Moapa...
After failing to appear at multiple legislative hearings, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) appeared at Grant Sawyer State Building Wednesday morning for the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice. But like those past hearings, Laxalt continued to decline answering...
On Saturday, several hundred protesters descended upon UNLV to demand action on climate change. The UNLV People’s Climate March was one of over 300 climate marches happening across the nation. Why was this happening? What were the protesters marching...
Last session, the Nevada Legislature passed SB 374 to punt the future of rooftop solar net metering to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC then made a decision in December 2015 that resulted in a sharp downturn in...
The Reid Machine. The phrase is almost cinematic, evoking images of a tall, lanky, frail looking but improbably powerful gray haired man, lifting his staff, Gandalf-like, high above his head, decreeing, “Nevada shall be Democratic,” followed by a lightning strike...
Assembly Member Chris Brooks (D-Las Vegas) wasted no time after President Donald Trump revealed his federal budget request includes $120 million to revive the long-troubled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. He sprang into action. And now, the Nevada Legislature...
By Verna Mandez My future and the future of all Nevadans is bright, not only because we are the second sunniest state in the country, but also because we have the ability to harness all of that sunshine and use...

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