Groups Say Nevada Environment a Winner at Legislature

CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada's environmental advocates are celebrating this week after a flurry of bills intended to protect the state's air, water and energy resources passed the state Legislature.

Bob Fulkerson is executive director of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, a nonprofit environmental and social advocacy group. He says it's probably one of the best sessions for the environment, that he has seen since he started advocacy at the Legislature in 1985.

Kyle Davis of the Nevada Conservation League agreed. He says the biggest legislative victory a bill that requires the state to compile an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, the prime culprit in global warming.

Among other pro-environment measures approved by the Legislature are plans to monitor mercury emissions, encourage the use of renewable energy and energy conservation, and to give more power to people protesting water rights applications.

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