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Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo Announces State’s Withdrawal from U.S. Climate Alliance

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, July 14, 2023 3:13 pm

NEVADA – Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has made the decision to withdraw the state of Nevada from the U.S. Climate Alliance, a national coalition focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The alliance, consisting of 25 governors from across the United States, aims to support the objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement, an international treaty adopted by 196 countries.

In a letter dated July 5, Governor Lombardo acknowledges the alliance’s ambitions and good intentions but cites conflicting goals with Nevada’s energy policy objectives as the reason for the state’s withdrawal. He refers to Executive Order 2023-07, which outlines Nevada’s energy policy objectives, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a diverse energy supply portfolio and utilizing a balanced approach to electric and natural gas energy supply and transportation fuels.

The decision marks a significant shift in Nevada’s stance on climate action, as former Governor Steve Sisolak had joined the alliance in March 2019. It remains to be seen how this withdrawal will impact the state’s future approach to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint.

Environmental advocates and stakeholders will closely monitor Nevada’s energy policies and actions in the coming months to assess the potential ramifications of this decision on the state’s commitment to sustainability and combating climate change.

Stay tuned for updates on Nevada’s evolving stance on climate action and its implications for the broader climate agenda.

Credits: KTNV

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