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BLM rejects massive wind farm along California-Nevada border

The project by a Sweden-based energy company would have built more than 200 turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, along a 22-mile stretch of desert west of Searchlight.

Nevada online shoppers see more sites charging sales tax

Shoppers in Nevada and a handful of other states who purchase holiday gifts online are finding they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court.

Nevada’s mines could hold key to Question 6 energy standard

State is home to enough old mines and other former industrial sites to accommodate the new solar, wind and geothermal plants that would enable it to reach the 50 percent renewable energy standard, an analysis shows.

BLM removes Nevada sage grouse habitat from oil, gas lease auction

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.

Small hikes likely for Nevada health insurance plans in 2019

Plans offered on the state’s health insurance exchange are expected to climb an average of 1.9 percent, while off-exchange plans will see an average 3.1 percent rate increase, the state’s Division of Insurance announced Tuesday.

Old Nevada mines may get new leases on life as solar arrays

The State Environmental Commission voted Wednesday to add “renewable energy development and storage” to the list of acceptable post-production uses for shuttered mines to encourage developers to use the already-disturbed land.

Searchlight residents blast proposed wind turbine project

About 50 people in this town of about 400 residents turned out to voice their displeasure with the project, which could bring more than 200 wind turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, to the hills 10 miles to the west.

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