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Oct 6, 2017 Press Release
October 6, 2017
The CBO report has many major flaws.
Sep 26, 2017 Press Release
September 26, 2017
Today’s hearing demonstrated that Republicans know very little about the Yucca Mountain site and the will of Nevadans.
Sep 25, 2017 Press Release
September 25, 2017
Rep. Titus said that Republicans leading the charge for Yucca should tell the truth about fiscal and environmental costs of Yucca Mountain, an unworkable project.
Sep 22, 2017 In The News

A car trip to Red Rock Canyon’s 13-mile scenic drive could double in cost in the next year and nearly triple by 2023 if proposed fee hikes are approved.

The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it will host three meetings in September to gather public comment on proposed entrance fee increases. The extra dollars would go toward trail maintenance, search-and-rescue costs and educational programs, among other upkeep costs, BLM spokesman John Asselin said.

Sep 22, 2017 In The News

Democrats quickly denounced the Trump administration's expected move to withdraw from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, calling it a political decision with grave ramifications for the well-being of the planet.

Sep 22, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — A broad spending bill to fund the federal government through September does not include money for licensing the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, Nevada lawmakers said Monday.

A bipartisan agreement on the omnibus spending bill, which funds the government through the start of the next fiscal year, contains no money for Yucca Mountain, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, said in a statement.

“I worked to keep funds for this failed project out of the omnibus and will continue to fight any attempt to revive it,” Titus said in a statement.

Sep 22, 2017 In The News

More than 200 people came to the UNLV campus Saturday to participate in the sister march for the national People’s Climate March. A throng of people chanted and held signs as they wrapped around the university’s student union building.

Several local activist groups, including Chispa Nevada, the Human Rights Campaign, the Nevada Conservation League and the Sierra Club, provided signs for marchers to tote. One sign said, “Climate Change is not a liberal conspiracy.”

“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Alternative facts have got to go!” the group chanted.

Sep 22, 2017 In The News

Draft legislation to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project brought almost all of Nevada’s congressional delegation together Wednesday to express opposition in Washington, D.C.

A group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives heard input on a draft of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, a measure that would help restart the project’s licensing process.

The draft is the result of six years of work, says Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

Sep 22, 2017 In The News

LAS VEGAS - The State of Nevada is intervening in a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas against Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Texas officials are suing Secretary Perry to require the Department of Energy to restart the Yucca Mountain permitting process within 12 months.

Nevada is intervening in the suit in an attempt to stop that from happening.

Governor Brian Sandoval hinted at the move two weeks ago during an exclusive interview with Politics NOW co-host Patrick Walker.

Sep 18, 2017 Press Release
September 18, 2017
Secretary Zinke leaked a memo in the middle of the night because he knows that majority of Americans want him to protect their monuments.