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Nevada Gov. Sisolak signs order to implement climate goals

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed an executive order directing state agencies to begin the process of meeting the climate goals set in Senate Bill 254 by the 2019 Legislature.

Chief among those goals is the mandate to cut climate pollution by 45 percent by 2030.

“Las Vegas is now the fastest warming city in the U.S.,” said Pam Kiely, Environmental Defense Fund senior director. “Stepping up to ensure Nevada takes decisive policy action consistent with its commitments is critical to safeguarding public health and economic prosperity.”

She said it’s essential that the state Environmental Protection Division exercise its regulatory tools to put strong limits on carbon pollution.

Under the executive order, the state has until the end of December to list policy mechanisms that could produce the reductions. A comprehensive state Climate Strategy is to be completed by December 2020.