ELKO, NV –Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) met with local environmental advocates to discuss the Senator’s ongoing legislative conservation efforts to protect Nevada’s public lands and natural resources.
“Nevada’s public lands, national monuments, and natural resources are a point of history, pride, and livelihood for many people all across Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “I was happy to sit down with conservation advocates and hear first-hand why it is pivotal that we keep the land here protected and accessible to the people of Nevada.”
“We are thrilled to have an advocate like Senator Rosen fighting to protect and conserve Nevada’s public lands in Congress,” said Davis Gonzalez, Chairman of the Elko Band Council. “We know she’s as committed as we are to ensuring our natural resources are protected and we look forward to working alongside her for many years to come.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen voted in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a comprehensive public lands bill that passed the Senate last month by a bipartisan vote of 92 to 8. Among other things, this bill would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Last Congress, Rosen co-sponsored the bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act, legislation to fund and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Rosen also penned an op-ed in the Las Vegas Sun last year voicing her support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Rosen also helped introduce the ANTIQUITIES Act of 2019, reaffirming her commitment to protecting Nevada’s national monuments. This legislation, which Rosen supported last Congress in the House, would protect and enhance national monuments by declaring Congress’ support for the 51 National Monuments established from 1996 to 2017.