Depending on what science you subscribe to, Lake Mead is at historic lows. So much so that Democratic politicians, including Vice President Kamala Harris, used Lake Mead as a poster child to push the Green New Deal and other tax-and-spend policies to combat climate change.
As reported in The Nevada Globe, “With Lake Mead in the backdrop, Vice President Kamala Harris, flanked by Nevada Democratic colleagues Steven Horsford, Susie Lee and Dina Titus, pushed to sell the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda which includes raising taxes to combat climate change.
‘The Build Back Better agenda will help us tackle the climate crisis with investments in clean energy and electric vehicles, and so we can reduce emissions,’ she said. “And why do we need to reduce emissions? Because that is part of what is contributing to these drought conditions.”
On the very same day of Harris’s visit to Lake Mead, the Clark County Commissioners published “Transform Clark County“–a 400 plus page master development plan which reworked and rewrote zoning ordinances and regulations to transform Clark County into an ‘equitable, diverse, and climate-resilient’ county.
Within these pages are a plan to develop a portion of 39,000 acres of land the County had previously purchased from BLM in unincorporated Clark County to develop low-income housing and multi-family developments–interspersed with single family housing, retail and businesses.
In early October, Governor Steve Sisolak touted that Nevada “leads the nation in terms of solar production” during a roundtable with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
As reported by Solar Power World, Secretary Granholm and Rep. Lee toured Townsite in June 2021, where Granholm proclaimed:
‘This solar plant is the perfect example of how we can use the potential in clean energy to create good-paying union jobs that grow the economy, reduce energy bills and address climate change,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan will create millions of clean energy jobs all across the supply chain that will be needed to plan facilities, manufacture materials, install transmission lines and solar panels, and it’s going to help us get our country get to 100% clean electricity by 2035.”
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