Environmentalists are celebrating a court ruling that removed more than a million acres of federal land in Western states from an upcoming oil and gas auction in greater sage grouse habitat, including about 330,000 acres in Nevada.
Nevada’s most populous county grew by 47,355 residents in 2017. Only Maricopa County, Arizona, home to most of the Phoenix metro area, added more new residents with 73,650.
President Donald Trump and casino mogul Steve Wynn have been bitter competitors who have bad-mouthed each other, sued each other and poached each other’s top employees in a decades-long faceoff as they jostled to be top dog in the high-stakes casino-friendly Atlantic City.
President-elect Donald Trump’s plans regarding site for high-level nuclear waste remain unclear, but his pick for energy secretary endorsed plan to temporarily store it at site in Texas during his governorship.
Gov. Brian Sandoval was en route Tuesday to the north African nation of Morocco, where he will attend a three-day conference on cross-regional issues of security, migration, trade and energy, his office said.
It would take more than a decade and cost at least $30 billion before the shuttered underground dump site at Yucca Mountain could begin accepting shipments of highly radioactive waste, according to experts on the controversial project.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske did not comment Wednesday when asked how her office will respond to a letter from a U.S. Senate Finance Committee member about Nevada’s oversight of companies tied to the Panama Papers.