Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Healthcare and Renewable Energy Bills

Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed Assembly Bill 374, which would have created a Medicaid buy-in option for all Nevadans. Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement: “Republicans like Senator Heller and Congressman Amodei are actively sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and trying to pass a bill that increases your costs, slashes …

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Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry. — by Jill Richardson When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. “There is such a thing as being too late when it …

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‘Sheer Reckless Folly’: Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules

“Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard to imagine an American president taking an action more harmful to the U.S. than Trump’s effort to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions” — by Nika Knight, staff writer at CommonDreams President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order …

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Hearing on AB159 Prohibiting Hydraulic Fracturing Statewide

Assembly Bill 159 will be heard by the Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining committee Tuesday February 21st at 1:30pm. Click here if you can attend the hearing. Here is a digest of the bill: Section 1 of this bill prohibits any person from engaging in hydraulic fracturing in this State, and section 5 of this …

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Speaker Ryan Announces GOP’s First CRA Repeal—DOI’s Stream Protection Rule

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) signed H.J. Res. 38, a joint resolution disapproving the Department of Interior’s stream protection rule under the Congressional Review Act. The House passed this CRA on Wednesday and the Senate followed suit on Thursday. Speaker Ryan released the following statement: “This is the first repeal of President Obama’s policies …

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Congress’s Repeal of Obama Methane Rule Will Cost Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions

Repealing the methane rule will waste $330 million in taxpayer-owned natural gas and cost “all of us” in terms of direct payments to the public, increase in greenhouse gases, climate and air quality. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a resolution to undo a measure that would cut air pollution, prevent the waste …

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Buckle Up–It’s Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride!

Buckle up folks, we’re screwed… On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. the National Endowment for the Humanities. the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. the Minority Business …

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On Day One, Trump’s WhiteHouse.gov Scrubs Every Mention of Combating Climate Change

New administration’s official site offers ‘America First Energy Plan’ which boasts ‘direct obstacle to a livable future’ by promoting fracking and coal — by Andrea Germanos, staff writer at CommonDreams Soon after Donald Trump took his oath as the 45th President of the United States, the new White House web page for his administration went up. …

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That Didn’t Take Long — #ClimateChange No Longer Exists for Republicans

Here’s what the Energy page on WhiteHouse.gov looked like minutes before our new president was inaugurated:   As soon as our new president said his “I do” … that page and all of it’s program data went dark and was later replaced as an “issues” statement containing nothing but the drivel spewed forth during the …

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Energy Choice and the PUCN

On November 8th, the Energy Choice Initiative passed with more than 72 percent of the vote. In Clark County, that number was higher, with over 76 percent of voters voting yes to establishing an open, competitive energy market that prohibits the granting of monopolies of and exclusive franchises for the generation of electricity. Following the …

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