Nevada Independent

Watchdogs: BLM quietly rerouted transmission line, favoring mining over national monument

by Nevada Independent | May 16, 2024
Without publicly disclosing it, federal officials pushed the planned pathway of a major NV Energy transmission line out of the way of a potential Southern Nevada mining site — drawing the consternation of conservation watchdog groups, who have previously raised concerns that the line ...

OPINION: In debate about Washoe County lands bill, truth matters

by Nevada Independent | March 14, 2024
The Washoe County lands bill has something for everyone to love, and something for everyone to loathe. In a recent op-ed in The Nevada Independent, Eli Turner of the Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition, who falls on the side of loathing the bill, made a number of false statements about ...

Officials: Error led to routing planned transmission line through national monument

by Nevada Independent | August 10, 2023
The potential destruction of ice age fossils in a Southern Nevada national monument by a proposed energy transmission line is due to a decade-old mapping error, according to federal employees, but at least one government accountability group isn’t buying it. “We are not aware of a ...

Conservationists, ranchers split on BLM’s Public Lands Rule. What does it mean for Nevada?

by Nevada Independent | June 12, 2023
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization dedicated to upholding environmental laws and duties, recommends the BLM be staffed at about 15,000 full-time employees; as of June 2022, the agency had less than 9,000. In 2010, the agency had 11,000 full-time employees ...
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