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Wildlife Protection With Hunters and Ranchers In Charge?
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Wildlife Protection With Hunters and Ranchers In Charge?

The health of wildlife in Nevada is in the hands of extractive industries like hunting, ranching and farming. Nevada law requires the Nevada Wildlife Commission to have nine members, five of whom must be hunters. That gives hunters total control of the commission. The other members, according to NRS 501.171, must include one farmer, one rancher,...

America Still Colonizing at Thacker Pass
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America Still Colonizing at Thacker Pass

Nearly 2 billion acres of land have been stolen from Native Americans within the territorial boundaries of the United States alone. The genocide, massacres, Trail of Tears, confinement to reservations, boarding schools, children separated from their families, and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is the legacy of American colonization. So what’s a few...

An Historic Number of Projects Are Plundering Nevada
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An Historic Number of Projects Are Plundering Nevada

So many ecological catastrophes are happening in Nevada right now, it’s hard to know where to start. From military takeovers of public lands; open-pit lithium mining projects threatening Native lands and rare endangered plant species; land sprawl bills in both major counties that would open up vast areas of public lands to commercial and residential...