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March 15, 2018

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Shimkus, House Proponents Call for Passage of Yucca Bill

By Humberto Sanchez, The Nevada Independent Rep. John Shimkus led a bipartisan group of speakers on the House floor Monday evening who made a case for passing the Illinois Republican’s bill to restart the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Shimkus discussed the broader issue of the need for Congress to address nuclear waste, which is being kept in 129 locations in 39 states, while nine other speakers talked about the waste management and storage problems in their respective states. “This issue has national support,” Shimkus said noting that members from Oregon, Tennessee, Minnesota, Texas, California, Georgia and Connecticut spoke in favor of his bill. The Illinois lawmaker availed himself of the House practice to allow members, or groups of members, to discuss any issue after legislative business is done for the day, known as special order speeches. Shimkus, who said he has been to Las Vegas, Reno and Pahrump, held up a pin given to him by Nye County officials that said “Home of Yucca Mountain,” to make the point that there is support for the project in the state. Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen, in particular, has been an outspoken supporter. “I think my [Nevada] colleagues, with all due respect, some of them are very emotional, and I don’t think that’s a true depiction of the state of Nevada,” Shimkus told The Nevada Independent after the speech....

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BLM Recruiting Summer Wildland Firefighters and Camp Crew Workers

The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office which manages fire suppression for the Eastern Nevada Agency (ENA) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications for on-call wildland firefighters for the upcoming fire season. Firefighting handcrews consist of 20 men and women who travel to fires throughout the United States, for up to 21 days at a time. They work long hours in remote locations constructing firelines to halt the spread of wildfires. In past years, local ENA firefighters have fought fires across the western United States. Even though the fire crews are only activated and paid...

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Rural Nevada Concerned Energy Choice Ballot Question Could Disrupt Way-Of-Life

By Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent Tiny, rural and out-of-the-way, White Pine County tends to vote the way you would expect a small county on the eastern border of Nevada to vote — reliably Republican. But the county, with a population just a hair more than 10,000 people, holds the unique position of being the only county in the state in 2016 to vote against the most popular ballot initiative in recent state history — the Energy Choice Initiative. True, the “no” votes in White Pine outnumbered those cast in favor by a whopping four-vote margin, 1,835 to 1,831. But the vote wasn’t a quirk — it belies serious concerns in many rural communities that the ballot measure would disrupt or change the unique nonprofit electric cooperative system that has allowed small communities such as Pioche, McDermitt, Wells and Caliente to have reliable electric service outside of NV Energy’s jurisdiction. If approved by voters in 2018, the Energy Choice Initiative would require Nevada by 2023 to transition from its current top-down monopoly model, where NV Energy serves as the state’s primary electric utility, to a competitive retail model where multiple businesses, not just a single utility, compete to provide generation and retail electric service. Nevada would be the first state to move to a retail choice system in nearly two decades, and the first to do so via constitutional...

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March 8, 2018

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