Last week, Nevada Conservation League hosted an event in the art district to advocate for climate change and clean energy. Governor Siosklak and Assemblywoman Nguyen joined representatives from Get Outdoors Nevada, Native Voters Alliance of Nevada, Chispa Nevada, Gen Z for Green, and the local art community.
Extreme heat, raging wildfires, and severe drought threaten communities across Nevada and signal the State the need for significant climate investments. Last week, Governor Sisolak joined a multi-state letter to President Biden highlighting the costs of climate inaction and the urgency to accelerate clean energy investments to address the climate crisis and help lower energy costs.
Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Senator Jacky Rosen voted to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which authorizes up to $108 billion for public transportation – the largest federal investment in public transportation in the nation's history. Nevada will receive $38 million over five years from these funds, to build out electric-vehicle charging networks.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on how extreme climate events are already disrupting communities and harming ecosystems around the globe. The report notes opportunities for climate adaptation exist, however, governments must implement measures to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in a clean energy future. Therefore, Nevada Conservation League urges federal leaders to pass the $550 billion in climate provisions, meeting the climate test, and acting on climate, justice, and jobs for our communities.
Nevada Conservation League Communications Director Angelyn Tabalba said, “Nevada is at the frontlines of the climate crisis. From record-breaking temperatures, raging wildfires that scorched the West, to historic droughts, we know now is the time to act. The climate crisis is threatening our communities, and we must protect Nevadans from dangerous extreme weather events and the peril posed now and in the future. Today, we’re demanding Congress pass comprehensive climate legislation to build an affordable clean energy economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution, protects our health, and advances environmental justice.”