Environmental Justice In the News

KNVC Carson City Community Radio has done a handful of in-depth interviews on environmental issues including energy, water, Yucca Mountain, and monarch butterflies. Go to the KNVC main page and look for the Environment list.

2018 Candidates and Environmental Issues

Environmental groups blast Heller in new ad campaign for silence on Pruitt (Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent, April 25, 2018)


The National Weather Service Forecast: More Budget and Staff Cuts (Chicago Mag, April 12, 2018)

Regional Climate Centers Provide Vital Services But Their Future Is Cloudy (Marshall Shepherd, Forbes Contributor, June 9, 2017)

Proposed Trump Budget would reduce NOAA’s Regional Climate Centers to virtually nothing. See some of the many negative practical effects this could have for Nevada and the West: How Trump budget threatens crucial weather data for Reno, U.S. (Reno Gazette Journal, n.d.)

Climate Mayors #Climate Mayors Letter to President Trump on Roll Back of US Climate Actions (March 28, 2017)

Public Lands

Solar Energy / Energy Industry

Adelson vs. Buffett: Here’s Why Question 3 is Turning Nevada Politicians in Knots (James DeHaven, Reno Gazette Journal, July 9, 2018)

Regulators approve major report critical of energy choice ballot question (Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent, April 30, 2018)

The Independent Poll: Energy Choice, higher renewable standard ballot questions overwhelmingly favored (Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent, April 24, 2018)

Yucca Mountain

House passes Yucca bill but its future is uncertain as Heller pledges to stop it in the Senate (Humberto Sanchez, The Nevada Independent, May 11, 2018) While Heller opposes it, it is unclear what that will mean, and although Amodei voted against the bill, reading between the lines suggests he is really in favor of it.

Sun readers write in droves: Say no to Yucca Mountain (Ric Anderson, Las Vegas Sun, May 6, 2018) AND related editorial Recycling nuclear waste is not the win-win it seems like it should be (Las Vegas Sun, May 6, 2018)

House bill wants study of alternative uses for Yucca Mountain (Gary Martin, Las Vegas Review-Journal, April 26, 2018). Jacky Rosen’s bill to “prohibit the Energy Department from taking any action to license Yucca Mountain as a nuclear repository until the federal government studies alternative uses for the Nevada site.”

Sun editorial: Should nuclear waste be dumped here? Sound off on Yucca Mountain (Las Vegas Sun, April 25, 2018) “Few ideas are so bad that they can legitimately be labeled as potentially catastrophic, but that term fits the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository like a brightly glowing glove.”

Las Vegas board to continue fight against Yucca Mountain (Richard N. Velotta, Special to the Pahrump Valley Times, April 25, 2018)

Older articles

Energy Secretary Perry visiting Yucca Mountain today (The Nevada Independent, 3/27/2017)
Trump’s proposed Yucca Mountain revival should be dead on arrival
(Las Vegas Sun editorial, 3/26/2017)
The Indy Explains: The Fight Over Yucca Mountain
Trump asks for $120M for Yucca (Nevada Appeal, 3/16/17)
Nevada lawmakers asked to fund fight against Yucca Mountain
(Nevada Appeal, 3/14/17)