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Catherine Cortez Masto on Environment

 

 


Applauds EPA funding to protect Nevada's surface water

Cortez Masto applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for awarding $20.6 million in State Revolving Funds to Nevada to support infrastructure projects that protect surface water and provide safe drinking water. "We're glad to see these funds made available for improvements to water systems all over the Silver State. Everyone in Nevada deserves clean drinking water and reliable water infrastructure, and we'll keep working in the U.S. Senate to ensure that's the case."
Source: Senate press release for 2020 Veepstakes , Feb 25, 2020

Supported by League of Conservation Voters

The League of Conservation Voters' (LCV) political arm is endorsing Nevada Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen's bid to topple Republican Sen. Dean Heller. Nevada is considered one of the top Democratic offensive opportunities in the country, thanks to victories last November by both Hillary Clinton and now-freshman Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D).

Nevada was one of the few bright spots for Democrats last November. Clinton won the presidential vote there by 2 points, while Cortez Masto won her marquee Senate race by 3 points.

The LCV's support for Rosen could turn into financial gain, as the group will help to direct supporters to donate to her campaign. The LCV helped channel six-figure donations to 10 separate Senate candidates last year, including $500,000 toward Cortez Masto's bid.

Source: The Hill coverage of 2017 LCV Enviro Scorecard , Feb 27, 2018

Endorsed by Sierra Club for protecting Nevada's public lands

The Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Masto for US Senate: "The Sierra Club is proud to endorse strong environmental champion Catherine Cortez Masto for US Senate," said the Sierra Club Executive Director. "From fighting to protect Nevada's Yucca Mountain from being turned into a nuclear waste dump, to encouraging the continued transition to 100% clean energy, to protecting Nevada's vast and unique public lands, Cortez Masto has consistently stood with Nevadans and we look forward to working with her in the Senate."

"The Sierra Club shares my priorities of protecting and preserving Nevada's public lands for future generations," said Catherine Cortez Masto. "Their support highlights a clear contrast between myself and my opponent, Congressman Heck. While I am dedicated to ensuring Nevada's lands are protected and our natural resources are utilized to create clean, sustainable jobs, Congressman Heck supports taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil."

Source: Sierra Club press release on 2016 Nevada Senate race , Jul 13, 2016

Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska.

Cortez Masto voted NAY Disapprove Subsistence Hunting Rule on ANWR

Library of Congress Summary: This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on Aug. 5, 2016, relating to non-subsistence takings of wildlife and public participation and closure procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.

Case for voting YES by House Republican Policy Committee: The Fish and Wildlife Service rule--which lays claim to more than 20% of Alaska--violates ANILCA (Alaska National Interest Land Conservation Act) and the Alaska Statehood Compact. Not only does [the existing 2016 rule] undermine Alaska's ability to manage fish and wildlife upon refuge lands, it fundamentally destroys a cooperative relationship between Alaska and the federal government.

Case for voting NO by the Sierra Club (April 6, 2017):

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate, 52-47-1, March 21; passed House, 225-193-12, Feb. 16; signed by Pres. Trump April 3.
Source: Congressional vote 18-HJR69 on Feb 16, 2017

Other candidates on Environment: Catherine Cortez Masto on other issues:
NV Gubernatorial:
Adam Laxalt
Brian Sandoval
Dan Schwartz
Dean Heller
Jared Fisher
Joe Lombardo
John Jay Lee
Michele Fiore
Steve Sisolak
NV Senatorial:
Bob Beers
Danny Tarkanian
Dean Heller
Jacky Rosen
Joe Heck
Sharron Angle

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