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Rosen Applauds Department of Interior for Advancing Two Solar Energy Projects on Nevada Tribal Lands

Solar Projects Will Create Jobs, Boost Energy Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), released the following statement applauding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for advancing the Southern Bighorn Solar Project and the Arrow Canyon Solar Project, both located on the Moapa Band of Paiutes’ Reservation.

“Clean, renewable energy is a key component to combating climate change, and our Tribal communities play a significant role in advancing these efforts,” said...

Rosen Applauds $198,000 NSF Grant Awarded to University of Nevada Reno to Study Climate Change Impact on Local Wildlife

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $198,219.00 to the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) to study the impact of climate change, specifically wildfires, on local wildlife. 

“Nevada is home to a diverse range of majestic wildlife, and it’s our outdoors that makes our state so special,” said Senator Rosen. “Yet that wildlife is being threatened by climate change,...

Rosen Applauds Over $500,000 Awarded to Desert Research Institute to Mitigate Risk of Wildfire Smoke in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding a grant totaling $544,763 to the Desert Research Institute (DRI) for development, research, implementation, and evaluation of air quality sensors and purifiers to mitigate wildfire smoke risks in northern Nevada. 

“In 2020, nearly 60,000 wildfires burned more than 10.3 million acres across the United States. Unfortunately, the current drought and...

Rosen Leads Colleagues in Calls to Help Combat Wildfires, Provide Data on Climate Change, and Expand Land Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) have led a group of six of their Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, respectively, requesting strong support for wildfire suppression and forest management funding.

Senator Rosen also announced that she...

Rosen Visits Rosewood Lakes Nature Study Area, Takes Part in Roundtable Discussion on Outdoor Recreation, Maintenance, Sustainability

RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, visited the Rosewood Lakes Nature Study Area, a golf course turned wetland and nature study area, thanks to the Truckee Meadows Park Foundation. Senator Rosen toured the area to learn about the revitalization and rehabilitation process of the local ecosystem and wetland habitat.

Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to Nevada’s economy. According to the Bureau of Economic...

Rosen Applauds Over $600,000 in Grant Funding to Support Clean Air in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen released the following statement applauding news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability a grant of $655,788 to implement air pollution control programs throughout Clark County.

“Nevada’s air quality is constantly at risk, especially now as our region experiences wildfires and other harmful events that threaten to pollute our air,” said Senator Rosen.Measurement...

Rosen and Colleagues Call for Action Ahead of Wildfire Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she joined other Western Senators in a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to provide additional relief to states that have been affected by wildfires and extreme drought.

“Nevada’s Lake Mead hit its lowest water level on record last week. Unfortunately, this drought is likely a sign of the new normal—in the world of climate change—with extreme drought conditions crippling western states like Nevada and contributing to...

Rosen Announces Original Co-Sponsorship of Transit to Trails Act

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), announced her original co-sponsorship of the Transit to Trails Act of 2021. This bicameral legislation, introduced in the Senate by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), would create a grant program to fund projects that make transportation to parks, green spaces, and public lands and waters more accessible for underserved communities.

“Nevada’s public lands, parks, and waterways are...

Rosen and Cortez Masto Re-Introduce Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act and Carson City Public Land Correction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced their re-introduction of the Lander County Land Management and Conservation Act, legislation that would convey land to Lander County, Nevada for improving its airports, accessing water infrastructure, and economic development, and also designate over 14,000 acres of wilderness, and the Carson City Public Land Correction Act, legislation that would promote conservation, improve public lands...

In Support of Our Nation’s Parks, Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution Establishing National Park Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, announced her co-sponsorship of a bipartisan resolution designating the week of April 17 through April 25 as “National Park Week.”

“In Nevada, our national parks are not only a source of wonder – they are an important part of our history and cultural identity,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m honored to co-sponsor this bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Park Week...