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Baby Tark: Make Nevada National Nuclear Waste Dumping Ground

By Launce Rake Last week one of the men running for Congress in Nevada’s new 4th District announced that gee, maybe Nevada is the perfect place to dump thousands of tons of the most poisonous waste in the world. Danny Tarkanian, who subtly plays off his relationship to dad and former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian by co-starring with […]

Nevada Elected – and would-be elected – officials gather in support of conservation

A lot of good people think Nevada’s natural places are worth protecting. And a lot of those people – including quite a few sitting and future elected officials – showed up recently for a twinned pair of Nevada Conservation League events, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno. Of course, thousands of people have […]

What the Heck, Joe?

Rep. Joe Heck was handed a dream piece of legislation — a chance to bring jobs to his district, diversify the economy and even do something good for public lands. The legislation would have protected Gold Butte, Nevada’s Gateway to the Grand Canyon, by declaring it a national monument. Heck was handed this on a […]

Nevada small businesses offered webinars on tax credits, environmental standards and energy efficiency

Clean Energy Project, a Nevada-based nonprofit organization promoting the clean energy economy, and Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit group providing practical solutions to some of the biggest problems facing small businesses today, are offering several web-based seminars to Nevada small businesses in the coming weeks. The webinars include a discussion featuring White House Council […]

New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Reduce Pollution, Spur Innovation and Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil

Las Vegas, Nev. – Nevada conservation groups are welcoming new fuel economy rules that will almost double the efficiency of cars and trucks over the next 13 years. The move is expected to reduce pollution and dependence of imported foreign oil and spur innovation by vehicle manufacturers. The fuel economy rules were announced Tuesday and […]

Las Vegas Latin Chamber Thanks Obama for Supporting Public Lands

Outside Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas where President Obama was making a visit today, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce positioned a few mobile billboards with a message for the President:  “Thanks for protecting our national monuments.  Up next… Gold Butte.”  There were billboards in English and Spanish.  Similar ads also […]

Nevada’s small businesses support clean energy solutions

In a refreshing counterpoint to the coal and oil apologists who attack clean energy jobs and investment in Nevada, a group called the Small Business Majority today released a poll that shows strong support for clean energy and smart energy policies in the Silver State. The poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found 61 percent of […]

Give Tax Dollars to Big Oil, Not People!

Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Joe Heck think big oil needs our tax dollars, but using taxes to help the uninsured, the elderly, or veterans is “government waste”?  Well now I’ve heard it all.  Thankfully, there are some groups trying to bring this atrocity to the awareness of the voting public. Flanked by a hulking […]

Website Highlights Outdoor Areas Around Las Vegas Worth Protecting

Nevada is home to some of the most vast and well protected wilderness areas in the United States.  Unfortunately, I don’t think many people living in Las Vegas realize the natural treasures all around them right here in Southern Nevada.  Thankfully there’s a website called birdandhike.com that tells you all about most (if not all) […]

Joe Heck Angers Veterans, Business Owners Over Land Bill

Veterans and business owners are speaking out about Joe Heck’s vote on H.R. 1505 (linked to H.R. 2578), a bill which gives police state powers over our public lands to the Department of Homeland Security.  Last Tuesday’s Las Vegas Review Journal featured a full page ad lambasting Heck’s decision to vote for this bill that […]