Friday, May 20, 2022

Rural Nevada is at the Frontline of Renewable Energy Development

Nevada is making strides toward its renewable energy goals as it develops infrastructure to move power throughout the state, but some Nevadans worry the...

First Green Bank in Nevada Names Founding Executive Director

Last month, the Nevada Clean Energy Fund named Kirsten Stasio as its founding executive director. Created after the state legislature passed Senate Bill 407...

January 20, 2025

Opinion Whatever remained of the democratic republic known as the United States of America vanished on January 20, 2025 when, for the second time in...

Dam the Status Quo

Before Developing Water Strategies for the Future, We Must Rectify the Decisions of the Past As the ongoing effects of climate change are realized throughout...

George Orwell Still Lives in Unexpected Places

Opinion In 1992, Nevada was suffering a multi-year drought. Governor Miller declared a drought disaster for several northern Nevada counties. Shortly after, the Nevada Board...

Science Versus Politics

Opinion Recently, a U.S. Geological Survey study (USGS) by Peter Coates, Ph.D., et.al looked at the relationship between wild horses and numbers of male greater...

When Can a Bird Get a Break Around Here?

Opinion An interesting thing happened in Wyoming (of all places) the other day.  A member of the state’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team asked whether sage-grouse...

11th Hour mining taxation bill is bad lawmaking

Opinion Does Nevada’s ancient system of mining taxation need to be updated? Yes. Do mines operating in Nevada need to pay more tax? Yes. Should...

Is the Non-Functional Turf Ban Coming to Northern Nevada

Opinion The 2021 legislative session is an anomaly. Notwithstanding COVID, the bad water bills died early and the good ones pressed on. That is not...

Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR3):  Postscript and Sayonara 

Recently, The Sierra Nevada Ally hosted point-counterpoint pieces regarding SJR 3, a now deceased joint resolution before the Nevada Legislature, urging Congress to reduce wild...