48.3 F

State applauded for leadership on carbon reduction


logo-300x159-5090766-1519037NEVADA CONSERVATION LEAGUE NEWS RELEASE  – Nevada Conservation League Executive Director April Mastroluca released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon pollution standards announcement:

“Due to the strong, forward-thinking leadership of Governor Sandoval and the Legislature through the passage of SB 123, Nevada is in a strong position, not just to comply, but to benefit from the recently released EPA carbon pollution standards.

Existing power plants account for 40 percent of carbon pollution and carbon dioxide is at its highest concentration in more than a million years. This pollution adversely affects public health, exacerbates droughts, wild fires and other extreme weather events, and is the driving force behind climate change.

The pending closure of dirty power plants, strengthening energy efficiency and conservation programs and increased investment in Nevada’s clean energy economy will help the state continue to be a national environmental and economic leader as our state crafts its own plan.”

The Nevada Conservation League is the independent political voice of the conservation community. The League works to maintain and enhance the natural character of Nevada and the quality of life for Nevadans through effective advocacy, the election of pro-conservation candidates, and building collaboration.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.