President Biden is scheduled to deliver remarks from the White House at 3:30pm ET today about The Inflation Reduction act, which was passed in the House last Friday.
In Nevada, Nevada Conservation League hosted a press conference on August 5th morning and invited Nevada elected officials, climate advocates, and clean energy business leaders to encourage Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen to push for immediate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Speakers stressed that time is running out to address the climate crisis. Climate change is making extreme weather events more frequent and severe, with communities across the state paying the price. From 2010 to 2020, Nevada experienced 12 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $1 billion in damages.
"Currently, Nevada is projected to see nearly 30 days of extreme heat a year, with heat wave days projected to increase from 15 to almost 55 days annually. That means that a reduction in energy costs for each family is an absolute necessity and provided by this bill," said Nevada Conservation League Executive Director Paul Selberg in his statement thanking Nevada’s federal delegation for their vote and efforts to get the historic bill to President Biden’s desk.
“We’ve set ambitious goals at the state level and have a lot of hardworking people doing everything in their power to move Las Vegas and Nevada forward on climate readiness,” said State Assemblyman Howard Watts. “But this is a generational crisis that requires a national response."