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Sierra Club hosting 10 green parties in Nevada
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
As part of Sierra Club's national Light Bulbs to Leadership campaign, the environmental group will host more than 200 house parties throughout the nation Thursday.
Snake Valley water hearings won't happen until late next year
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Opponents of Southern Nevada Water Authority’s plans to pump water from Snake Valley in Eastern Nevada to fast-growing Las Vegas will have more than a year to build a case against the pipeline.
Water hearings delayed a year
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Hearings over whether the Southern Nevada Water Authority will be allowed to pump water from Snake Valley, on the Utah border, will not be held until fall of 2009.
BLM lifts solar moratorium 21 months early
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it will end a one-month-old moratorium on new solar applications on land it stewards in six southwest states, including Nevada.
National clean energy summit coming to UNLV
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sen. Harry Reid today announced a National Clean Energy Summit to be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Aug. 19.
New mining claims banned in region around Grand Canyon National Park
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A House committee today invoked rarely-used powers to ban new mining claims on about a million acres adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park.
Green jobs town hall meeting Tuesday
Monday, June 23, 2008

A so-called "green" economy could create more than 19,000 manufacturing jobs in the Las Vegas Valley, according to business leaders, a steelworkers and environmental groups that are hosting a town hall meeting here Tuesday.

Builders pay up for alleged water violations
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Four of the nation's largest residential builders have agreed to pay $4.3 million - including $182,000 to the state of Nevada - in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.

Poll indicates support for protection of Gold Butte
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Two-thirds of Clark County voters support protecting additional public lands in Nevada, according to a recent poll by Public Opinion Strategies.
Nevada to be part of solar study
Friday, May 30, 2008
The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it will study the environmental impacts of solar energy development in six Western states, including Nevada.
Las Vegas' carbon footprint surprisingly small
Thursday, May 29, 2008

A report released today by the Brookings Institution ranked the country's 100 largest metro areas by their carbon emissions.

Higher water bills postponed
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Las Vegans who were to see a 23 percent increase on their April water bill can rest easy - at least for another month.

Federal regulators eyeing Nevada Power investor
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Turns out environmentalists aren’t the only ones interested in the money behind Sierra Pacific Resources, the company that owns Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co.
St. George to have say on Mesquite coal plant
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
Although the Nevada Environmental Protection Division refused to hold a hearing in St. George to hear concerns of residents who say they will be downwind of the proposed coal plant, the Utah Division of Air Quality will.
Sen. Reid accuses coal industry of using "the old Hitler lie"
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid laid out plans to stimulate the national renewable energy industry during the opening of this week's Renewable Energy World Conference in Las Vegas.

Analysts predict no Ely coal-fired power plant (UPDATE)
Monday, Feb. 11, 2008
In an interview today, Yackira said the analyst's comments meant to imply that it won't matter to investors whether the company builds the Ely plant, not that the plant won't happen.
Analyst predicts no Ely coal-fired power plant
Monday, Feb. 11, 2008
One Wall Street analyst last week upgraded stock of Sierra Pacific
Resources, Nevada Power's parent company, to "buy."
Another black mark for coal
Monday, Feb. 4, 2008
Reid: Coal industry promoting disinformation
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
Energy CEO: Allow coal, for the Strip's sake
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008
Clinton carries Bellagio
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Coal power plants opposed
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
Common cause: dislike of coal
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Find the pollster (UPDATED)
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
Cost, not coal may be plant's main issue
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008

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