State of the Air: Nevada

Claudia NajarroContact Claudia Najarro at cnajarro@momscleanairforce.org to learn more or volunteer.

Claudia currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband and kids who are the root of her motivation to ensure that her peers are armed with the necessary knowledge and tools to advocate for a safe and healthy environment for all. She brings to Moms Clean Air Force five years of leadership expertise in the Las Vegas community in the field of health and politics representing low-income communities and people of color.

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Here’s what we’re working on in Nevada:

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada brings attention to issues and policies that impact clean air, climate change and children’s health.  We fight for a world free of harmful chemicals in our air, water and food, so children can grow up healthy with every opportunity to thrive.  We educate and activate moms and their families to work with local, state and federal leaders to advance clean air policies and climate solutions.  We are building a community of moms who care by meeting with elected officials, organizing and attending local events, speaking at community meetings and press conferences, and serving as a media resource on behalf of our children’s and community’s health.  By collectively speaking out against air pollution and climate change, we are creating a powerful force in Nevada that is rooted in the love we have for our children.

Please join us in this fight for cleaner air and climate solutions in Nevada.

Moms Clean Air Force Programs in Nevada

Our Moms & Mayors program connects moms with their mayors and local leaders to improve children’s health and build resilient communities.  We educate, empower and mobilize Moms in their hometowns to work with their local elected leaders to implement clean air strategies, reduce toxins in the community and take action on climate change.   We also train Moms to join boards and commissions and urge them to run for office.

Our Baby Power program educates and engages expectant and new moms on our issues with the message:  every baby has the power to make you want to change the world.

Ecomadres is a collaborative program between GreenLatinos and Moms Clean Air Force that brings Latina moms together to address issues of clean air, climate change, and toxins that affect the health of Latino children and families.  The program arms Madres with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events, and provides an inclusive community that empowers and lifts up the voices of Madres for the benefit of our communities.  Ecomadres has a vibrant network of state-base field teams and allies across the country.

In addition to state-specific work, Moms Clean Air Force Nevada is supporting national campaigns:

Stopping the Rollbacks of Environmental Protections:  We are working hard to oppose the assaults on our bedrock environmental laws by the Trump Administration and the EPA Administrator, including:

  • Climate Change: We are fighting the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal America’s Clean Power Plan that sought to reduce carbon emissions, decrease dangerous co-pollutants, and achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.
  • Smog: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s EPA proposal to weaken national smog standards.
  • Clean Cars: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to roll back sensible fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. The current clean car standards would prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution by 2025 and save American families $1.7 trillion in fuel costs.
  • Mercury: We are opposing the attempt by the Trump Administration to loosen regulations that reduce the harmful mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.
  • Chemical Policy Reform: We are fighting to implement the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (2016) that keeps toxic chemicals out of the products we use every day.
  • Natural Gas Pollution: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to roll back Federal methane rules for new sources, weakening the limits on the amount of methane pollution that the oil and gas industry is allowed to vent, leak and burn. We are demanding strong protections from methane, volatile organic compounds, and other harmful air pollutants associated with fracking and natural gas development.
  • EPA Budget: We are fighting to ensure the EPA budget is fully funded, opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to gut its budget by more than 25%.

Fighting to Make Climate Progress:

  • Clean Energy: We are working to build support at the local, state and federal level to ensure that our energy future is renewable, clean, and healthy — for the sake of our children’s health.
  • Tell Your Governor: Take the Lead on Climate Action:  With America’s departure from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, the responsibility for climate action now falls on others: States, municipalities, businesses, universities and communities. With the federal government surrendering its chance to lead on climate action, our states must be as aggressive as possible in the effort to thwart global warming and protect the health of our children. Let your governor know that you demand climate action and you need them to take the lead.

Nevada’s electricity generation by source, 2016:

  • Natural Gas (73%)

  • Geothermal (9.7%)

  • Solar (6.4%)

  • Coal (5.5%)

  • Hydro (4.5%)

  • Wind (0.9%)

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, Clark County and Washoe County, Nevada received an F in ozone air quality

Over 6% of Nevada children have asthma

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, Las Vegas, NV is ranked one of the top 25 most polluted metropolitan areas for ozone and annual particle pollution

Join Us and Rise For Climate

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON August 30, 2018
On September 8, we’re joining a global day of action at the Rise For Climate rally. Moms Clean Air Force will march with thousands of climate activists at rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to put our families...

TOPICS: Activism, California, Carbon Pollution, Climate Change, Economics, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Politics, Renewable Energy, Social Justice, Texas

Climate Change Increases Wildfires: Find Out How Your Region Is Affected

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON July 27, 2018
This wildfire resource is from Climate Signals: Climate change has increased the risk of wildfires through warmer temperatures and drier conditions that lengthen wildfire season, increase the chances of a fire starting, and help a burning fire spread. Warmer and drier conditions also contribute to...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Alaska, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Science, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Play-in for Climate Action 2018 Photos and More!

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON July 15, 2018
We were excited to host our 5th annual Play-In for Climate Action this week. Hundreds of parents and children from 30 states gathered near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to call for meaningful action on climate change. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Alaska, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Environment, EPA, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Latino Community, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, MCAF News, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Motherhood, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Does Your State Have a Climate Adaptation Plan?

BY Marcia G. Yerman ON March 23, 2018
As parents, one of our key and foremost concerns is keeping our children safe. Under the Trump administration’s philosophy of shrinking government, a slew of protections to children’s health are being sliced away. There is no regard for the potential ramifications. This is of particular...

TOPICS: Alaska, California, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Toxics, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Power of Moms and Mayors

BY Dominique Browning ON March 22, 2018
It seems like every day we hear about new actions by the federal government to introduce a new dangerous policy or cut a crucial program that protects our air, water, and climate. I won’t lie to you — sometimes it is overwhelmingly appalling. But something...

TOPICS: Alaska, California, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Economics, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, MCAF News, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Politics, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State
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September 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada participated in local Peoples Climate Movement events.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada participated in the Festival Centro Americano.

August 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada participated in “Feria de Inmigración y Prevención de Fraude” in Las Vegas.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada participated in Latino Conservation week, in partnership with other Las Vegas organizations, including: Mi Familia Vota, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, Battle Born, Chispa NV.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada tabled at the Dia del Salvadoreno event.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada tabled at the Immigration Fraud Prevention Fair.

July 2018

Members of Moms Clean Air Force Nevada attended the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

June 2018

Field organizer, Claudia Najarro spoke at the “Keep Families Together” event on Saturday, June 23.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada members met with Mayor Bob Crowell and with Mayor Hillary Scheive and collaborated on a competition that consisted of having the students write an essay on the changes that they would implement if they were mayor for the day.

May 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada hosted Mama Summits in Reno and Las Vegas to learn about and celebrate local action on climate change.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada attended the GreenLatinos summit in Colorado.

April 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada tabled at an Earth Day event in Reno.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada met with Congressman Amodei’s staff.

Field organizer, Jennifer Cantley gave a presentation to a group of third graders about the upcoming Mama Summit.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada met with Councilman Issac Barron and Congressman Ruben Kihuen.

March 2018

Field organizer, Jennifer Ann spoke at CCMES to 1st and 3rd graders about climate change and the upcoming Mama Summit event.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada tabled at the Battle Born Progress summit.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada tabled at Universal Church.

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada hosted house parties in Carson City, Reno, and Douglas County.

February 2018

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada hosted a house party in Dayton.

Members of Moms Clean Air Force Nevada traveled to San Francisco, CA to testify in opposition to EPA’s proposed repeal of America’s Clean Power Plan.

January 2018

Members of Moms Clean Air Force Nevada participated in the Nevada Women’s March.

August 2017

Moms Clean Air Force Nevada attended and spoke at a rally along with Van Jones, Green For All and Chispa Nevada to demand Governor Sandoval invest the state’s VW settlement dollars into electric school buses to replace diesel-fueled buses, which are exposing kids to dirty air and cancer-causing pollutants.

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Governor

Brian Sandoval

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US Senate

Dean Heller 

Contact information:

  • Bruce Thompson Federal Building
    400 S. Virginia Street, Suite 738
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (775) 686-5770
  • Twitter: @SenDeanHeller

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Catherine Cortez Masto

Contact information:

  • 400 South Virginia Street
    Suite 902
    Reno, NV 89501
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: 400 South Virginia Street
    Suite 902
    Reno, NV 89501
  • Twitter: @SenCortezMasto

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US House of Representatives

Dina Titus (District 1)

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Mark Amodei (District 2)

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Jacky Rosen (District 3)

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Ruben Kihuen (District 4)

Contact information:

  • 2250 N Las Vegas Blvd
    Suite 500
    North Las Vegas, NV 89030
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (702) 963-9360
  • Twitter: @RepKihuen

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