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Statement from E2 Mountain West Advocate Susan Nedell

CARSON CITY (June 22, 2020) – Governor Steve Sisolak today announced Nevada will begin a low-emission (LEV) and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rulemaking process. If implemented, Nevada would become the 14th state, not including the District of Columbia, to adopt Clean Cars Standards. Nevada has already joined nearly two dozen other states in a lawsuit that seeks to protect the authority of states to set their own vehicle emissions standards.

The following is a statement from Susan Nedell, Mountain West Advocate for the national, nonpartisan business group E2(Environmental Entrepreneurs):

“This is an important move for Nevada’s clean economy that was burgeoning across the state before COVID-19. Over 1,500 Nevadans working in clean vehicle or storage technologies have lost their jobs since March, and more could be threatened in the months ahead.

“By joining more than a dozen other states in adopting these standards, Nevada can provide the certainty critical for an industry that already supports local workers, keeps more money in Nevada families’ and businesses’ wallets, and has the ability to quickly create thousands of new jobs the state will need during recovery.”

Per E2’s Clean Jobs America 2020 report, nearly 34,000 Nevadans worked in clean energy in 2019— including over 10,000 in clean vehicle, grid modernization, and energy storage technologies.

For more information or to speak with Susan Nedell or E2 members in Nevada who support policies that can help advance the clean economy, please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org.

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Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.

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