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Rosen Applauds EPA Grant Awarded to Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to Reduce Diesel Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for providing the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) with a grant totaling $477,788, to be used to reduce diesel emissions and exposure throughout the state of Nevada.

“This grant funding will be used to replace diesel emitting school busses and municipal service vehicles with cleaner alternatives,” said the Senators. “By...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Renewable Electricity Standard Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her co-sponsorship of the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) Act of 2019 (S. 1974). This legislation, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), would set a federal standard to for renewable electricity generation, requiring states to obtain at least 50% of their electricity from renewables by 2035.

“We must take bold action in order to address the threat that climate change poses to our country,” said Senator Rosen. “This...

Rosen Joins Cortez Masto in Co-Sponsoring Clean Vehicles Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her co-sponsorship of four bills introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV): the Electric Transportation Commission and National Strategy Act (S. 2040), Clean Fuel Infrastructure Act (S. 2038), the Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act (S. 2041), and the Greener Transportation for Communities Act (S. 2039). These bills would help promote and encourage the use of clean transportation in Nevada and across the country.

“Thr...

Rosen Announces Original Co-Sponsorship of Renewable Energy Extension Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D-NV) Renewable Energy Extension Act, legislation that would extend clean energy tax incentives set to expire at the end of 2019.

“By making continued investments in renewables, we can make energy alternatives more affordable for Nevada’s working families,” said Senator Rosen. “This legislation will extend renewable energy tax cuts, allowing more people access...

Rosen to Senate Committee: Yucca Mountain Poses a Serious Threat to the Health & Safety of Nevadans, and our National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) testified before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), during a hearing on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2019, which would allow the authorization of licensing for the storage of nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain facility.

“For over 30 years, the state of Nevada and local communities have rejected the misguided Yucca Mountain project on safety, public health, national security,...

Rosen Joins Cortez Masto In Sending Letter Urging No Yucca Mountain Funding in 2020 Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) in a letter urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development to zero out funding for Yucca Mountain in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 spending bill.

“As you know, this ill-conceived and fiscally reckless project presents numerous unresolved health and safety concerns, which is why we have continued to stand with the State of Nevada in its firm opposition to the...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Lead Effort in Senate to Prevent Funding of Plutonium Shipments to Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development urging them include language in the Fiscal Year 2020 spending bill to block the Energy Department from transporting weapons-grade plutonium to the state of Nevada without the state’s knowledge and consent.

“This past fall, the Department of Energy (DOE) secretly shipped a half ton of weapons-grade plutonium...

Rosen Helps Introduce Bicameral Bill to Promote Electric Vehicle Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she helped introduce the Electric CARS Act of 2019, bicameral legislation that would fully extend the Electric Vehicle (EV) tax credit for 10 years and help develop critical alternative fuel charging infrastructure. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) are also leading the bill in Congress. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith...