Sunday, June 17, 2012

Friends in the News: Gold Butte

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an extensive piece on Gold Butte and the data Friends of Nevada Wilderness collected via a poll of Clark County voters, done by independent information-gathering agency Moore Information. You can read the whole article here!

The poll showed that 66 percent of Clark County voters support the establishment of a national conservation area between Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument just across the Nevada border in Arizona. Just 20 percent of those surveyed opposed the idea. 
Longtime conservationist John Hiatt is on the board of directors for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, [an] advocacy group that sponsored the poll. He's hoping the survey results finally spur some action.
"We've been hearing for months if not years now that legislation is imminent, but it never seems to quite get there," Hiatt said.

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