>>> Click here for Nevada Policy’s blueprint for rebuilding Nevada’s economy<<< The COVID-19 pandemic, the statewide shutdown and the resulting economic consequences will have a lasting impact on Nevada. As we work to keep the coronavirus under control and rebuild the livelihoods of Nevadans, we have an… Read More
Creating a clean environment for ourselves and for future generations is an important and desirable goal. Achieving this goal will involve cleaning up sites which were polluted knowingly or unknowingly by past industrial and waste disposal activities, and ensuring that current and future activities are done in an environmentally responsible manner which minimizes adverse impacts to the environment.
Nevada's current water wars continue impassioned by traditional, historical, and environmental precedents. However, no one has examined this issue from the perspective of private property rights. NPRI has discovered that there is a wealth of legal legacies which support claims by agricultural users of the rural lands in Nevada... legacies which find their grounding within the body of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, popularly known as the "takings clause" ("No Shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation"). Federal "takings" becomes a serious issue especially after review of Supreme Court rulings.
It is estimated that this year in America, the private and public sectors will spend 666 billion dollars (14 percent of our Gross National Product) on health care. Despite this staggering commitment of resources, 35.7 million people, or approximately 13.5 percent of all Americans, are lacking medical insurance. Without insurance coverage or ready cash, uninsured persons may be denied hospital care, even in cases of emergency.