Modifications to Endangered Species Act overdue

  It is about time. A few weeks ago the Interior Department announced proposals to modify the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to make the law a bit less onerous for private businesses and land owners. The agency is … [Read more...]

Could Nevada benefit from plans for Hoover Dam electricity?

What’s in it for us?   A recent New York Times story outlines a proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to use Hoover Dam and Colorado River water to smooth out its flow of electricity. The utility has so much i … [Read more...]

Courts are solidifying gun rights

  The courts in recent years have been nailing down ever more solidly the right to keep and bear arms. In the District of Columbia the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictive ordinances that required that guns be kept at home … [Read more...]

Can Nevada lawmakers correctly introduce energy choice?

Let’s get one thing straight, the Energy Choice Initiative — Question 3 — on the November ballot is not deregulation of the electricity market. It would replace Nevada’s regulated energy monopoly with a regulated competitive energy market. It would … [Read more...]

BLM rule change doesn’t signal wild horse slaughter

Wild horse advocates are apoplectic over a change in rules for selling off wild horses recently announced by the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management, saying it could lead to the animals being sold for slaughter. In 2013, after l … [Read more...]

Now is your chance to speak up on Little Ash Springs

Five years ago the Bureau of Land Management locked the gate to Little Ash Springs north of Alamo on Highway 93 in Lincoln County, saying it would take a couple of weeks to repair a man-made soaking pool on the 1-acre popular hot springs recreation … [Read more...]

Senate should quickly confirm Kavanaugh to high court

When it comes to Nevada politics, principles be damned, it is all about partisanship, no matter the topic. President Trump’s nomination of federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court is still a … [Read more...]

Pardon for Oregon ranchers just the first step

Etched in stone above the entrance of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington are the words: “Equal justice under law.” The treatment of father and son Oregon ranchers by the federal judicial system makes a travesty of those words, though Pre … [Read more...]

Rosen’s DISCLOSE Act really CHILL Act

Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is seeking Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s seat in the November election, has come out strongly in support of a bill that would require disclosure of donors to groups seeking to influence political issues and c … [Read more...]

BLM should fight wild horse suit this time

The usual suspects are at it again, filing a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding the court halt a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to remove all the feral horses in a 40-mile radius around … [Read more...]