Las Vegas, Nev. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable with leaders from conservation groups active in Nevada and across the nation. During the roundtable, the senator discussed her efforts in the Senate to protect the Ruby Mountains from oil and gas drilling, promote clean energy, and encourage recreation on Nevada’s public lands.
“Many Nevadans depend on our land for their livelihood, which is why we need to value and conserve the state’s natural heritage. Yesterday, I had a productive conversation with conservation leaders who are working hard to ensure the health of our rangeland, deserts, lakes, and rivers, and of all the species—including humans—that rely on them. I’m using my seats on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis to fight for Nevadans, push back against exploitation of federally-owned land, and expand access to our public lands. The heritage of our natural resources belongs to every Nevadan, and I want kids in Nevada to grow up enjoying the outdoors the way I did with my family.”