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Nevada Current

  • Opposition to lithium mine grows among tribes, conservationists

    Policy, politics and progressive commentary A planned lithium mine on an ancient collapsed volcano is facing growing pushback from tribal nations, ranchers and conservationists. In January, the Bureau of Land Management approved the Thacker Pass lithium mine five days before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was one of several projects fast-tracked in the last days of the Trump… Continue Reading Opposition to lithium mine grows among tribes, conservationists The post Opposition to lithium mine grows among tribes, conservationists appeared first on Nevada Current.

  • AG Ford, community organizers highlight criminal justice reform successes, failures

    Policy, politics and progressive commentary It took a decade of organizing and five legislative sessions for Nevada to embrace a long-sought criminal justice reform to decriminalize minor traffic tickets such as driving with a broken taillight. Assembly Bill 116, which converts most minor traffic offenses to civil infractions to prevent jail time, was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Steve… Continue Reading AG Ford, community organizers highlight criminal justice reform successes, failures The post AG Ford, community organizers highlight criminal justice reform successes, failures appeared first on Nevada Current.

  • What people need to know about critical race theory

    Policy, politics and progressive commentary The late historian John Henrik Clarke explained the dominant subculture’s preoccupation with manipulating history. Europeans “began manipulating history in the 15th century to justify the slave trade,” said Clarke, a pioneer in Pan-African studies, during an interview with Tony Brown on Brown’s eponymous show in the 1970s. Modern racism incubated during this period, Clarke said. Detractors of critical race… Continue Reading What people need to know about critical race theory The post What people need to know about critical race theory appeared first on Nevada Current.

  • World of Concrete returns, but recovery for convention workers isn’t set

    Policy, politics and progressive commentary The first large convention in Las Vegas since March 2020 is happening this week — but for the majority of convention workers, recovery is not yet in sight. At a media event Tuesday morning, Gov. Steve Sisolak and other officials celebrated the return of World of Concrete, marketed as “the only annual international event dedicated… Continue Reading World of Concrete returns, but recovery for convention workers isn’t set The post World of Concrete returns, but recovery for convention workers isn’t set appeared first on Nevada Current.

  • Dem who masqueraded as Republican seeks to oust Fiore from Council

    Policy, politics and progressive commentary Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, a liberal activist who last year posed as a conservative to infiltrate the state GOP, is switching things up once again. After planning to challenge Las Vegas City Councilwoman Victoria Seaman in Ward 2, Ashton-Cirillo has announced a move to Ward 6 and a campaign to take on Councilwoman Michele Fiore, who was… Continue Reading Dem who masqueraded as Republican seeks to oust Fiore from Council The post Dem who masqueraded as Republican seeks to oust Fiore from Council appeared first on Nevada Current.

The Sierra Nevada Ally

  • Thacker Pass lithium mine protest planned in Reno

    On January 15 of this year, the the Humboldt River Field Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a Record of Decision (RoD) approving the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine proposed by Lithium Nevada Corporation. Activists opposed to the mine have occupied the remote mine site since that day, and this Saturday, the protest will The post Thacker Pass lithium mine protest planned in Reno appeared first on Sierra Nevada Ally.

  • EV Culture: 1991 GMC Electric Van hauls food for Laughing Planet restaurants in Reno

    When I think of electric vehicles, I think sleek, futuristic, quiet, fast. In stark aerodynamic and aural contrast to that notion is the 1991 GMC Rally/STX electric van that can be seen and heard plying the streets of Reno in service to a pair of Laughing Planet restaurants. The vehicle’s ungainly profile and distinctive mechanical The post EV Culture: 1991 GMC Electric Van hauls food for Laughing Planet restaurants in Reno appeared first on Sierra Nevada Ally.

  • Lithium Nevada moves back the start of Thacker Pass mine construction

    On January 15, 2021, the the Humboldt River Field Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a Record of Decision (RoD) approving the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine proposed by Lithium Nevada Corporation. The project would include 5,700 acres of public lands within the project area located approximately 17 miles northwest of Orovada and The post Lithium Nevada moves back the start of Thacker Pass mine construction appeared first on Sierra Nevada Ally.

  • 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 hunting in that state makes sense anymore.  He noted that sage-grouse hunters killed nearly 900 sage-grouse hens the year before.   Sage-grouse have suffered a well-known, well-documented long-term decline in numbers The post When Can a Bird Get a Break Around Here? appeared first on Sierra Nevada Ally.

  • Conservation Groups call on Senate to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as Bureau of Land Management director

    Today, 104 conservation and public lands advocacy groups sent a letter urging U.S. Senators to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s nominee to be Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).   In the letter, the groups said it is a pivotal time for the agency. After four rudderless years under the Trump Administration, there The post Conservation Groups call on Senate to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as Bureau of Land Management director appeared first on Sierra Nevada Ally.

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