NEVADA WILDLIFE FEDERATION
May 9, 2022
Today, Senator Cortez Masto joined the bipartisan bill to help at-risk wildlife. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will send around $24 million annually to the Nevada Department of Wildlife which the agency will use to benefit the 256 species identified in its wildlife action plan, including mule deer, bighorn sheep, and sage grouse.
April 4, 2022
Today, the Climate Action Campaign and the Nevada Wildlife Federation announced Representative Susie Lee received the first annual “Climate Change-Maker” award for her climate leadership in raising the urgency of federal investments in climate, justice, clean energy, and jobs.
April 4, 2022
In a testimony to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara urged Congress to invest in natural infrastructure — such as forests and headwaters, coastal dunes and wetlands
February 17, 2022
Nevadans support common-sense reforms to bring the federal oil and gas leasing system into the 21st century so that our public lands can be better managed for all users
December 16, 2021
The reforms highlighted in this bill have not been updated in decades. Key fiscal reforms include ending non-competitive leasing, increasing bonding rates on wells, and updating the royalty and rental rates for oil and gas leasing on public lands. These reforms will ensure taxpayers receive a fair return from the oil and gas industry who lease public lands for energy extraction.
December 1, 2021
The Biden administration issued its highly anticipated report on the federal oil and gas leasing program. The report acknowledges how the oil and gas industry have benefited from low leasing and bonding rates. Over the past century this has resulted in millions of dollars lost to the state of Nevada. Revenue that could have benefited the state’s residents and tourists who enjoy Nevada’s vast public lands.