WHEREAS, geology and the other Earth sciences are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Nevadans and to the economy of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, the Earth sciences are integral to finding, developing, and conserving mineral, energy, and water resources needed for Nevada's continuing prosperity; and
WHEREAS, the Earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for, and mitigating, natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, expansive soils, and subsidence experienced from time to time in Nevada; and
WHEREAS, the Earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and
WHEREAS, knowledge of geological resources, hazards, and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions made in Nevada; and
WHEREAS, the Earth sciences contribute directly to our understanding and appreciation of, and our respect for nature; and
WHEREAS, the Earth sciences are an integral part of education for students all across the Silver State;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of September, 2017.