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October 21, 2020

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Governor launches Nevada climate initiative

Gov. Steve Sisolak launched a climate initiative today that includes a website to gather public input to help develop a state strategy on the issue.

“Tackling climate change will require continued action on multiple fronts, and we all must be part of the solution,” Sisolak said in a statement.

The website includes a public survey and a schedule of virtual listening sessions.

Sisolak issued an executive order last year calling for a state strategy by December. It must include recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

“The growing effects of climate change are already being felt in all corners of the Silver State, impacting our collective public health, threatening our natural landscapes and limited water resources, and challenging the vibrancy of our communities and economy,” Sisolak said.

“For the sake of our future, and our children’s future, we must take bold action to stem the negative impacts of climate change while moving quickly to capture the economic benefits of creating sustainable communities throughout Nevada,” he said.