June 30, 2022
Carson City, NV — Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following
statement regarding the Supreme Court’s statement in West Virginia v.
Environmental Protection Agency:
Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA is another shortsighted
decision that will have ramifications far into the future. By gutting the
Environmental Protection Agency’s authority before the agency had even made a
decision, the Supreme Court has stopped necessary actions to combat climate change.
It has restricted the ability of our regulatory agencies to take the steps
necessary to ensure a safe and environmentally clean life for Americans, and
sided with those who put profit over responsibility.
has been hit hard by the climate crisis – one needs to look no further than the
rapidly dropping Lake Mead for evidence. Our state, and many others, cannot
continue to wait for action. Each setback makes the damage worse, and makes
fixing the issue harder. Today’s decision is profoundly disappointing, and it
pushes much of the onus for climate action onto states.
no mistake, Nevada will take whatever steps necessary to protect our climate,
our environment and our planet, and we will work diligently with partners
around the West and around the country as a whole to do so.”