Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition

KNPR: Nevada legislative committee to decide on climate inequity study

The state legislature’s Natural Resource Committee may decide Wednesday if Nevada will become the third state to conduct a comprehensive study on climate inequity. High school students scored lower on tests in areas with high levels of pollution,” said 15-year-old Haley Elmore. The Natural Resources Committee heard from people like this Chaparral High School student, […]

TNI mention: First Environmental Justice Day at the Legislature backs Outdoor Workers Protection

In the basement of Winnemucca’s historic courthouse, walking distance to the Humboldt River, is a vault containing water records dating back at least a century, when officials started to divide up the roughly 330-mile river that stretches across central Nevada from Wells to Lovelock. Such documents — maps, court decree files and state reports — are […]

RGJ: Legislature proposes excessive heat protections for workers

Extreme temperature significantly affects workforce health during sustained high temperatures, and worker exposure to excessive heat has only increased in the last decade. Construction workers, car dealers, bakers, tire shop employees, delivery workers, trash collectors, and workers in dozens of other industries are at high risk of heat-related hazards in the state, according to the […]

KUNR: NEJC lobby day for Outdoor Workers Protection bill

Environmental justice bills on protecting outdoor workers, water as a constitutional right in Nevada The Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition celebrated its first lobbying day at the state legislature in Carson City on Monday. The group held a press conference about climate change-related bills they’re supporting during the 2023 Nevada Legislative Session. Lawmakers, people who work […]

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