- What happens after Trump’s executive order on national monuments
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
- President Donald Trump has ordered a review of the Antiquities Act, and the public is wondering what that means for national monuments designated under it, including two in Nevada.
- The local ripple: How Trump's spartan budget could hit Nevada communities
- Monday, April 24, 2017
- With the Trump administration proposing to cut community grants for programs such as Meals on Wheels, officials in sparsely populated Lyon County are concerned about ...
- EPA directed to evaluate moving LV lab to Alabama, per White House budget doc
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
- As part of the federal budget process, a White House office in March asked the Environmental Protection Agency to consider relocating its Las Vegas lab to Alabama or another state, according to details of an internal document shared with the Sun. The agency’s current lease with UNLV, which began housing the ...
- Gauging the Trump effect on energy, the environment and land in the West
- Monday, April 17, 2017
- On a brisk day in late February, we pulled off a one-way, unpaved loop and watched cattle dogs guide five cows across a flat basin. Weeks of heavy winter storms meant the Southern Nevada desert’s iconic drive-by shrubbery appeared greener and fuller. Two months after then-President Barack Obama designated this 300,000-acre expanse the Gold Butte National Monument, little else had changed. The cattle remained controversial. The Bureau of Land Management continued saying it had ...
- Trump, Western storms cast uncertainty on Colorado River
- Monday, April 3, 2017
- The situation last summer was as clear to accept as it was sobering. Prolonged drought had strained an already overallocated Colorado River, and nowhere was this more visible than at the reservoirs along the river. Behind the Hoover Dam, surface levels at Lake Mead, from which Las Vegas draws most of its water, dropped to ...
- Why the West is moving away from coal (even with Trump in office)
- Monday, March 27, 2017
- President Trump has repeatedly pledged to revive the coal industry by rolling back environmental regulations enacted under the Obama administration. Economists argue that while regulations play a role, competitive fuel alternatives are ...
- Save Red Rock group alleges county sidestepped open-meeting law
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
- In its latest move to block a master-planned community near Red Rock Canyon, a nonprofit group is asking a district court to consider allegations that county officials violated open-meeting law. The move comes two weeks after the county requested that the lawsuit be dropped at ...
- Nevada’s oil speculators worry about uncertain future
- Monday, March 13, 2017
- Hydraulic fracturing has been used in conventional drilling since the 1940s, but its use increased in the past several years as other innovations allowed for prospecting in untapped areas. That expansion often has come with controversy, as the practice of blasting chemicals thousands of feet into the ground has been linked to groundwater contamination and increased seismic activity. Several counties and two states — New York and Vermont — have placed moratoriums on fracking activity, and Nevada may be next.
- The battle to build near Red Rock Canyon is coming to a head — again
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
- A few miles from the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, a piece of land has long been tugged between development and conservation. The smoldering conflict is reaching another crescendo, with the Clark County Zoning Commission about to vote on a revised concept plan for a residential project that activists hope ...
- Energy updates: Coal is out, NV Energy asks to boost rooftop solar incentives
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
- With legislation proposed last week, Nevada lawmakers will soon debate a number of energy-related issues, including the state’s renewable portfolio standards and efficiency programs ...
Daniel moved to Las Vegas after graduating from USC. He has previously reported for The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times and KCRW as an intern. He served as a managing editor, news editor and staff writer for the Daily Trojan. He is from Los Angeles, Calif.
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