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State applauded for leadership on carbon reduction

By Miriam Hodgman

logoNEVADA 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.

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