The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 to bring people and organizations together to build a better Nevada. PLAN uses research, public education, leadership development and grassroots organizing to build power and create more humane solutions to Nevada's problems.More>>
More than 200 people from all over showed up in Mesquite Thursday night to air their concerns at a public hearing on a coal fired power plant. If the plant is built, it will be located a little more than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and would provide power to half a million homes.More>>
Three massive coal-fired power plants are planned for eastern Nevada, in part to provide electricity to power-hungry Las Vegas. But even a so-called "Clean Coal" plant will emit millions of tons of pollutants into the air each year. The I-Team's George Knapp has the story.More>>
Nevada is ground zero in the international debate over global warming. Three multi-billion dollar coal-fired power plants are on line to be built in rural areas in the eastern part of the state, even though much of the country is moving away from coal plants because of concerns over climate change. Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp has the details.More>>
The controversy surrounding more coal-fire plants coming to Nevada continues to heat up. Critics want the coal plants stopped, while Nevada power continues to guarantee their success. Melissa Duran has the story.More>>
State officials were peppered with tough questions Wednesday night about proposed power plants in eastern Nevada. Two massive coal plants are planned for White Pine County. Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp was at the hearing in Ely.More>>
A major delay in power plant construction could end up helping the environment, but potentially hurting you in the pocketbook. Reporter Jonathan Humbert explains why the new coal power plant is behind schedule in his report.More>>
It powers the lights on your porch, the neon of the Strip and the cool air in your house every summer. But coal power has now become a political issue, and your pocketbook is caught in between. Reporter Jonathan Humbert takes an in-depth look at the situation.More>>
Coal power is controversial these days. Recently, new support surfaced for a plant in Nevada. The state's republicans voted to endorse a coal-fired power plant in White Pine County, which is opening a new round of debate. Reporter Jonathan Humbert spoke with the chairwoman of the Republican Party. More>>
Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Resources say a proposed power plant will lower rising energy costs. But before the project is built, the Sierra Club wants power companies to consider using natural resources.More>>
The 8 News NOW I-Team worked on a television special titled "Crossfire: Water, Power, and Politics." This was an in-depth examination of how Las Vegas growth is going to affect vast areas of the American Southwest. Rural Nevada is facing two dramatic challenges, both of which are directly related to our community's relentless growth.
One proposal would siphon billions of gallons of water from environmentally-sensitive but politically weak rural counties. At the same time, plans are moving forward to build three, massive coal-fired power plants in the same areas. Most rural residents believe their land, their air and their way of life are threatened by both.
Las Vegas leaders say the economy of the entire state could collapse if the plans are thwarted. No matter which side is right, our state will never be the same. Every resident, every business, whether urban or rural, has a direct stake in the outcome.
The issues involved are the most important of our time; global warming, conservation, growth, sustainability, economic justice versus economic realities, how to plan for the future. The decisions made in the next few years will affect the lives of millions of people for the next century and beyond, so it's important to get it right.
The I-Team has been working on the story for more than five years. The program included interviews with all sides -- elected officials in Las Vegas and the rural residents, environmentalists, scientists, ranchers, business owners, energy executives, water experts, Native Americans, proponents, opponents, and our political analyst Jon Ralston, who helped sort it all out.
George Knapp, Chief Investigative ReporterI-Team: Crossfire -- Water, Power and PoliticsMore>>
The news coming from SNWA about the valley's future water supply is worrisome. Unless we act quickly, there will be no water for hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas Valley residents in just three years.More>>
Thursday was the day that has been nearly a decade in the making. Here in Las Vegas -- seven western states signed an historic agreement governing the use of water from the Colorado River. Investigative Reporter Mark Sayre has the story.More>>
Some say it will be the most historic event governing the use of the Colorado River since 1922. Thursday, the Secretary of the Interior signed a plan which outlines what will happen to the river's water if drought conditions worsen. More>>
A group opposed to the Southern Nevada Water Authority pipe line project has released a report suggesting more water conversation could solve our water problems. Reporter Chris Saldana tells you what he found in the report. More>>
A new battle is brewing over Las Vegas water. This time it's pitting the Southern Nevada Water Authority against the state of Utah. SNWA says if we don't bring water in from other sources, we will run out. Reporter Edward Lawrence takes a look at a huge challenge in fixing that problem.More>>
The results of a multi-million dollar federal study of Nevada's groundwater will be released in a few weeks, and the stakes for our state couldn't be higher. Investigative Reporter George Knapp has an exclusive interview with one of the chief scientists involved.More>>
The plan to siphon-off water from Northern Nevada counties still has a chance to go forward. A judge must rule on the permits for the plan to create a pipeline to bring water to Las Vegas. But the north is not going to give up without a fight.More>>
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Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
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The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
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Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.