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Public News Service - NV: Native American Issues

Protections for Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments could be at risk. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Some local advocates say they are more engaged than ever after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's so-called "snub." Zinke was slated to meet with elected officials, business leaders and tribes Monday as part of his review of Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments. But th

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is evaluating Basin and Range and Gold Butte national monuments for possible downsizing. (Nevada Forward)

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he plans to visit one or both of Nevada's national monuments – currently under review by his department – by the end of July. Zinke recently recommended shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, sparking c

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the the Gwich'in Tribe, whose members are touring Nevada this week to drum up opposition to drilling. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

RENO, Nev. -- A group of Alaska Natives are in Nevada this week as part of a tour of the Southwest. They're stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in Tribe spoke in L

Controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument has cost Utah its coveted spot as host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Nevada cities may bid for it. (Josh Ewing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A backlash against policy assaults on public land is growing, and now, a conference of outdoor retailers has decided to leave Utah over that state's position on the issue. The Outdoor Industry Association, which has held its giant trade shows in Salt Lake City for two dec

Progressive advocates laid out their priorities for 2017 at their own State of the State address on Tuesday night. (Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada)

LAS VEGAS – Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to give his State of the State address next week, but some advocacy groups beat him to the punch last night, with their own, fourth biennial Progressive State of the State event. They gathered at the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas to lay out their le

Bullet holes mar the petroglyphs at Gold Butte. Supporters are praising President Obama's designation of the area as a national monument. (Justin McAfee/Friends of Gold Butte)

GOLD BUTTE, Nev. - Native American leaders and other supporters are celebrating President Obama's declaration of a national monument at Gold Butte, sparking opposition from some conservative leaders who view the move as an eleventh-hour abuse of presidential power. Supporters have been pressing for

Happi American Horse chains himself to construction equipment at an August protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Desiree Kane/Wikimedia Commons)

RENO, Nev. – About a hundred Nevadans are expected to rally in Reno today, part of a 200-city national day of action to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not restart construction for now, in order to facilitate more discussion with the

Well pads dot the landscape at the Jonah oil and gas fields in Wyoming. (Bruce Gordon/EcoFlight)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – In a blow to the Obama administration's environmental agenda, a federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules, saying that the president overstepped his authority. The judge ruled late Tuesday that the agency needs permission from Congress to

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