Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement Confirming the State of Nevada has Joined Sage-Grouse Lawsuit

October 22, 2015

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement:

    “The governor’s statement seeking to undermine this sage-grouse litigation is troubling. His statement that the attorney general is acting in his personal capacity is wrong. The state of Nevada has joined this lawsuit. Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute 228.190, the attorney general is the only constitutional officer authorized by Nevada law “to intervene or to appear in” litigation about public lands “in the name of the state.” The Attorney General’s Office has done so. Moreover, because of the importance of this suit, numerous Nevada counties have stepped forward to fund it.