Daily Update- August 24, 2020 Climate Initiative, Tracing App

Today, Governor Sisolak launched the new State of Nevada Climate Initiative (NCI) to further advance Nevada’s efforts to address climate change. This first-of-a-kind initiative includes the unveiling of the NCI website, ClimateAction.nv.gov , to serve as the State’s official online climate resource providing a Nevada-wide framework for climate action.  From the press release:

“A key pillar of the initiative is robust public engagement and input from Nevada residents to help inform and guide Nevada’s climate action. As such, the NCI website includes an online public survey and a schedule of virtual listening sessions to provide all Nevadans with the opportunity to share their input and perspectives to help guide development of a new State Climate Strategy as required under Governor Sisolak’s Executive Order on Climate Change (Climate EO). “

The new COVID Trace Nevada smartphone app launched today and is available for immediate download and use. More information about the app can be found HERE.

The daily COVID-19 press bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Hosts Virtual Legislative Briefing on Bills to Ban Oil and Gas Drilling on the Ruby Mountains, Prohibit Oil and Gas Speculation on Low Potential Lands

Cortez Masto Urges Interior Secretary Bernhardt to Remove Pendley As Leader of Bureau of Land Management

Ahead of 24th Annual Tahoe Summit, Cortez Masto Announces New RTC Pilot Program to Provide Public Transit Between Reno-Sparks and Lake Tahoe

Rosen Joins Entire Democratic Caucus In Urging Interior Secretary Bernhardt To Remove Pendley As Leader Of Bureau of Land Management

Rosen: Postmaster General DeJoy Has Not Provided Requested Materials on USPS Changes Following HSGAC Hearing

Rep. Susie Lee Helps Pass Emergency Legislation to Protect the Postal Service, Continues Push for Emergency COVID-19 Relief

Nevada Reps. Lee, Amodei Call on Republicans, Democrats to Resume COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

Local Government and Agency Updates

Southern Nevada Health District issues statement on Clark County COVID-19 fatalities

Regular UI Continued Claims Fall by 95k to Lowest Levels Since Mid-April; PUA Claims Activity Declines

Attorney General Ford Defends Nondiscrimination Laws and the Rights of Same-Sex Couples to be Foster Parents in Supreme Court Brief

Nevada OSHA issues 5 citations for COVID-19 health and safety violations during week beginning August 17


Articles of Interest

As online gaming expands in the U.S., experts worry Nevada could be left behind (NV Indy)

Automatic voter registration numbers ‘fell off a cliff’ following DMV closures (NV Indy)

In follow-up tests, fewer Nevada inmates in Arizona private prison turn up positive; inmates call for better care (NV Indy)

Trump’s order restoring federal jobless pay may not come to Nevada (LVRJ)

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