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First Office of Outdoor Recreation leader appointed

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January
28

During the 2019 Legislative Session legislators voted to create the Nevada office of outdoor recreation. That office is now off the ground and running with the appointment of the inaugural Administrator. From the DCNR press release: The Nevada Department of Conservation …

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Trump’s rollback of the #WOTUS will impact Nevadans

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January
28

Nonetheless, environmental groups say strong federal oversight of bodies of water is needed even if Nevada’s state laws adequately protect its own water. That’s because many Nevadans get their drinking water from interstate waterways, such as the Colorado River or …

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Bighorn Sheep moved to Pyramid Lake

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January
28

Bighorn sheep are native to the Lake Range on the east side of Pyramid Lake but the species disappeared from the area in the early 1900s. The animal made a historic return, Monday night, thanks to an effort between the …

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Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning

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January
28

Originally from New York Times website, January 3, 2020 by Lisa Friedman WASHINGTON — Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, …

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Mixed reaction to Sandoval threat to sue BLM over wild horses

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April
28

By Jim Myers | April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gov. Brian Sandoval’s threat to pursue legal options to boost federal funding for managing wild horse populations drew mixed reaction from Nevada’s congressional delegation Wednesday. Reps. Mark Amodei and Joe Heck expressed …

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Things to know on ballot measure to end NV Energy monopoly

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April
26

By Michelle Rindels | April 25, 2016 A proposed ballot measure called the Energy Choice Initiative aims to deregulate electrical service in Nevada, opening up the market to providers other than NV Energy — the sole provider in most parts of …

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This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

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April
21

By Justin Worland | April 21, 2016 Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an invention lifted from a science fiction novel. Deep in the Nevada desert more than 10,000 mirrors—each the size of a highway billboard—neatly encircle a giant …

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Nevada agrees to Superfund priority status for Anaconda copper mine

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March
29

By Jason Hidalgo | March 29, 2016 Nevada “cautiously” agreed on Tuesday with efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to include an abandoned copper mine near the town of Yerington on its priority list of contaminated sites. Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the …

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