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2008-09-11 06:00:21

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - White House officials on Tuesday threatened to have President Bush veto a giant defense bill in part because it could reduce spending for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. The cut for the proposed Nevada repository was among more than 30 objections the White House lodged against the $543 billion bill. The defense authorization bill sets pay raises for the military, steers policy on a range of defense...

2008-09-09 09:00:24

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators took a first step Monday toward allowing a radioactive waste dump in Nevada, agreeing to formally review the government's license application for the dump. It will still take the Nuclear Regulatory Commission up to four years to consider the Energy Department's 8,600-page application and decide whether to grant the federal government permission to build the 77,000-ton dump. Still, the NRC's determination that the license...

2008-09-05 15:00:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald J. Tenpas, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, will participate in the Truckee River Operating Agreement signing ceremony, a historic reservoir operations agreement between the United States, the states of California and Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians. The ceremony will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008, at 12:00 P.M. PDT. WHO:...

2008-08-25 06:01:01

The sunny predictions that came from this week's National Clean Energy Summit at UNLV largely ignored the dark clouds hovering above the Cox Pavilion. (No, they didn't come from a coal-fired power plant.) They represented the handful of environmental extremist groups that are all for a renewable revolution, as long as it doesn't involve the construction of wind turbines (they might kill birds), solar power arrays (they take up too much land and displace threatened bugs and rodents) or...

2008-08-13 15:00:55

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The National Clean Energy Summit, hosted Tuesday, August 19 by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) will join industry leaders, scientists and policy experts to define an agenda that accelerates the development of renewable energy, energy-efficiency technologies and robust clean energy markets...

2008-08-08 06:00:30

To the editor: Since moving to Nevada in 1991, I've been a Democrat. But right now, I'm a very unhappy Democrat. It's hard to be happy while I'm paying $4 a gallon - about $80 a tankful - for gasoline. Yet instead of doing something, such as authorizing the drilling for oil in the United States, the Democratic majority under our own Sen. Harry Reid is playing political games at my expense. The last time the Democrats controlled the U.S. Senate, Tom Daschle was majority leader. But instead...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

By MICHAEL COLEMAN Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congress headed home for its annual August recess Friday without agreement on an energy bill, and New Mexico's senators each blamed the other's political party for the impasse. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, blamed Republicans for blocking bills that would crack down on Wall Street oil speculators and extend tax credits to the solar and wind energy industries. But...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

Democrats are split on a plan by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., aimed at protecting them in the face of controversial oil drilling proposals. A number of Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Democrats have sided with environmental groups against Reid's plan to allow additional offshore areas to be opened to oil exploration and drilling. Reid had hoped the proposal would insulate Senate Democratic Party candidates from public anger over rising gas prices, The Hill, a...

2008-07-27 12:00:35

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has found a refuge in the nation's preoccupation with record energy prices. While the push by President Bush and congressional Republicans for more oil drilling is resonating with voters, the Nevada Democrat is focused on solar and other renewable energy sources, which happen to be more abundant in his home state than almost anywhere else in the country. At some political risk for a gold miner's son, Reid...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Funding clean energy technologies such as solar and wind power through tax credit incentives while building a new transmission system will help pull the U.S. economy out of its downward spiral, former President Clinton said Wednesday. "We have to rewire America," he said in a call with reporters that included Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and University of Nevada, Las Vegas President David Ashley. They announced that Clinton will participate...