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Nevada officials react to announcement of national carbon pollution standards


LAS VEGAS / RENO – Nevada elected officials released these statements following the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

bob-serious-3111365-3736182“Nevada’s ability to be nimble enough to act, rather than react, on carbon pollution reduction is truly unique. Our lack of fossil fuel resources were once viewed as a disadvantage but as we move further into the clean energy century, we are well positioned to take advantage of our real natural resources – sun, wind and geothermal power.” – Reno Mayor Bob Cashell

Although a thorough review of the ruling for greenhouse gas emissions has not been completed, I am proud that Nevada is already well-positioned for these new rules. Nevada’s proactive energy policy, as evidenced in last year’s passing of Senate Bill 123, will move our state towards a more sustainable future, while creating economic benefits for its residents for years to come. We have invested in a renewable energy and energy conservation strategy that has made the city a leader in sustainability by reducing energy consumption, expenses, unemployment and greenhouse gas emissions. – Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

“Nevada’s educational institutions have been on the cutting edge of research when it comes to climate change and renewable energy. Reducing carbon pollution is a high priority for our state and our nation, and I’m confident that this process will benefit Nevada residents, students and businesses.” – Regent Jason Geddes, Ph.D.

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