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WHEREAS, geology and the other Earth Sciences are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Nevadans and to the economy of the Silver State; 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 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 knowledge of geological resources, hazards and environments are vital to land management and land use decisions; and

WHEREAS, the Earth Sciences give us a better understanding and respect for nature, and are an integral part of education for students all across the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 11 – 17, 2020 as

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK IN NEVADA

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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 1st day of October, 2020.

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