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The New West and the Politics of the Environment

“The New West and the Politics of the Environment," a special 90-minute documentary from "Earth Focus," tells the story of the new American West through the eyes of legendary Nevada Senator Harry Reid, as he forged allegiances between unlikely allies and crafted policy to grow the economy of his home state while protecting its wilderness and in the process, redefined the future of the West. 
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Kill the Senate Filibuster and Save a Bipartisan American West That Cares About the Environment

Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid along with 18 Democratic senators say the filibuster may need to be reformed or abolished to break the partisan logjam holding up legislation on the most urgent crises facing our nation, including climate change.
Kai Anderson's power map of the environmental campaigns led by Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada during his long career in Congress.
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Earth Focus

Mapping Power and Strategy for Conservation Victories: An Interview with Kai Anderson

Kai Anderson’s eye-catching, multi-colored, hand-drawn thematic maps have developed a cult following in conservation circles in the American West. He walks us through a map he created of Sen. Harry Reid's major environmental campaigns.
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Earth Focus

Harry Reid’s lowercase 'green new deal'

"The New West and the Politics of the Environment," a feature-length documentary for the public television environmental news magazine “Earth Focus,” makes the case for placing former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Nevada at the center of a green new deal.
Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto discussing why protecting the environment should be nonpartisan.
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Earth Focus

Sen. Cortez Masto Sustains Nevada’s Pragmatic Approach to Environmental Policy

Following in the footsteps of former Sen. Harry Reid, Cortez Masto’s work on environmental issues suggests she might pursue a middle path, backing less-partisan climate policies while supporting bolder federal policies.
Jocelyn Torres of the Conservation Land Foundation
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Earth Focus

What’s at Stake in Our 'Public Lands'?

As an advocate for public lands, Jocelyn Torres is shaping the future of conservation by protecting wide-open landscapes of the American West from destructive industries.
Joe Ely and his grandkids
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Earth Focus

Settling Native American Water Rights in the American West: An Interview with Joe Ely

After a groundbreaking settlement that ended a century-long water war over Pyramid Lake, Joe Ely went on to help Native American tribes craft water settlements throughout the western U.S.
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