State of Nevada Archives: on Energy & Oil


Jacky Rosen: Fight turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump

Jacky opposes dangerous efforts to resurrect the proposal to turn Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump. This will threaten our community and our tourism industry. Jacky will work across the aisle to make sure that this proposal remains dead.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RosenForNevada.com Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: Transfer money from big oil to renewable energy portfolio

We cannot afford to allow big polluters to put profits above the health of our families and our planet. We must act now to stop climate change and protect our environment for the generations that follow.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Catherine Cortez Masto: Yucca Mountain is dead; fight so it continues to be

As Attorney General, I fought to prevent Washington bureaucrats from turning our state into a nuclear waste dump; as a Senator, I will work with Senator Dean Heller to fight this dangerous scheme that threatens the health and safety of Nevada families. Yucca Mountain is dead and will continue to be if I'm fortunate enough to be elected as Nevada's next Senator.
Source: 2016 Nevada Senate campaign website CatherineCortezMasto.com Aug 31, 2016

Bob Beers: Consider safety risks & surroundings of Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain, the nuclear waste repository 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, has returned to headlines recently as some politicians, including freshman Congressman Cresent Hardy (R-NV), have suggested that Nevada needs to at least talk about the project

Beers said when it comes to the third rail of Nevada politics, he believes the state should be part of the conversation. "Bob Beers is realistic that that conversation is taking place everywhere in the United States and only one group is not participating in the conversation and that's Nevada," he said.

He doesn't believe Nevada has had a serious conversation about the waste storage site in years. He said the state needs to look at safety, risks, long-term potential and the environment surrounding the site. "We should be fully participating in the conversation. In not participating in the conversation, we've become the biggest target," Beers said.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal coverage of 2016 Nevada Senate race May 6, 2015

Cresent Hardy: Talk about pro's and con's of Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain, the nuclear waste repository 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, has returned to headlines recently as some politicians, including freshman Congressman Cresent Hardy (R-NV), have suggested that Nevada needs to at least talk about the project. Bob Beers said when it comes to the third rail of Nevada politics, he believes the state should be part of the conversation.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal coverage of 2016 Nevada Senate race May 6, 2015

Catherine Cortez Masto: Fight making Yucca Mountain a high-level nuclear waste dump

On another hot topic, Cortez Masto said she would continue Reid's 30-year fight against making Yucca Mountain a high-level nuclear waste dump. "It's something I've been fighting and will continue to fight," she said. Reid endorsed her after announcing his retirement plan, signaling his desire to avoid a competitive Democratic primary.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal coverage of 2016 Nevada Senate race Apr 30, 2015

Brian Sandoval: Energy efficiency retrofits add value to buildings

Nevada has been approved for a DOE competitive grant to assist in energy retrofits across Nevada. The grant will help commercial buildings develop energy efficient retrofit projects, making it easier for businesses, contractors and energy suppliers to undertake these efforts.

Through this grant, we hope to provide a consistent set of resources & policies to develop a sustainable industry for contractors & energy professionals for the long-term, thereby creating jobs as the retrofits are accomplished

Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294972071 Sep 15, 2011

Mark Amodei: More drilling & more oil refineries

Source: 2012 House campaign website,www.amodei4nevada.com, "Issues" Sep 15, 2011

Brian Sandoval: Renewables like solar & geothermal are big opportunity

There is no better time than now to identify the future of our renewable energy industry and transmission planning around the West.

We know there are long-term training and job opportunities in the energy retrofit industry, manufacturing jobs in the solar panel industry, science and research jobs in lithium extraction and technology development, academic and drilling opportunities for the geothermal industries, and many other opportunities that Nevada will explore.

Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294971969 Aug 30, 2011

Brian Sandoval: Access federal land to make NV renewable energy capitol

The Nevada Vision Stakeholders Group recognized that our state's geography and economic development are intertwined and recommended that Nevada secure better access to federal land for renewable energy production and transmission projects. I support all efforts to make Nevada the renewable energy capital of the country. Finally, we need to improve ground connections by linking to Phoenix via I-11 and to Southern California via high-speed rail. Both are critical for transportation and tourism.
Source: 2011 Nevada State of the State Address Jan 24, 2011

Harry Reid: BP and oil companies need regulation

Reid tried to turn Angle's disdain for government regulations against her. "My opponent favors big banks. She's against Wall Street reform. Oil companies--she said BP had too much regulation, that's what went wrong there. I have a different philosophy. I am for the middle class," he said.
Source: NPR Morning Edition coverage of 2010 Nevada Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Jim Gibbons: Build facilities to generate solar, wind & geothermal power

One of the most important roles state government plays today is in economic development. We are looking not only to expand our manufacturing base, but also to bring new green energy jobs to Nevada.

In addition to building facilities to generate solar, wind and geothermal power, we are also working to establish research and development facilities for newer, better green technologies. This will not only help our environment, it will create new, long-term jobs in Nevada.

Source: Nevada 2010 State of the State Address Feb 8, 2010

Dennis Kucinich: Voted against drilling in Alaska, against union preference

Q: Are there any issues with unions with which you disagree?

A: The Teamsters wanted to drill in Alaska. I voted against drilling in Alaska. So itís not like Iím a slam dunk on every issue. But Iím for working people. Thatís why Iím up here.

Source: 2007 Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 15, 2007

Bill Richardson: Mandatory emissions reductions to make US energy-independent

The next president must fight for the challenge of global climate change. We should do it with mandatory emissions reductions. The next president must make this country energy-independent. We can do this not with little energy bills here and there, but with a man-on-the-moon effort that says, the 65% in imported oil reliance is unacceptable, and weíre going to go down to 10%, and itís going to be done by public and private investment in renewable technologies; in solar, wind, biomass; in fuel-cells.
Source: 2007 AFSCME Democratic primary debate in Carson City Nevada Feb 21, 2007

Kenny Guinn: Delay power deregulation until protections are in place

We are challenged by the soaring cost of energy. Electric utility restructuring in California is, in the words of Governor Gray Davis, a ďcolossal and dangerous failure.Ē We must learn from the mistakes in California, so that we never repeat them here.

In 1997 and again in 1999, our Legislature approved deregulation for Nevada. Last session, however, the Legislature recognized that there were problems on the horizon, and they gave me the authority to delay it. Twice I have looked at the situation, twice considered the consequences, and twice said ďnoĒ to implementing deregulation.

Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing those [latest] recommendations and any new proposals from the Legislature. But let me be very clear: I cannot and will not support deregulation until I am assured that power supplies are secure and those who would be hardest hit by rate increases are protected.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to the Nevada Legislature Jan 22, 2001

Kenny Guinn: $5M to fight becoming the nationís nuclear waste dump

The single greatest threat to the health and safety of the people of this state [is] the prospect of Nevada becoming the nationís nuclear waste dumping ground. Weíve fought this battle together, for many years and on many fronts. Yet the nuclear power industry is as determined as ever to target our state.

Tonight, I am announcing that we will match that determination with an unprecedented dedication of funds. For the first time in our long fight against nuclear waste, we will dedicate $5 million to fight the Department of Energy and those in Congress who are determined to make Nevada the nationís nuclear waste dump.

We will launch a media campaign to rally our neighboring states, because the transportation of nuclear waste is a danger to everyone. We will continue to pursue all legal avenues. We will expose the unprincipled tactics used by the industry in their attempt to force us to accept this deadly waste.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to the Nevada Legislature Jan 22, 2001

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