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WHEREAS, Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies; and

WHEREAS, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12898, directing federal agencies, to the greatest extent practicable, to identify and address disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income population; and

WHEREAS, that Federal Executive Order affirmed every American's right to breathe freely, drink clean water, and live on uncontaminated land. Today, as America marks 20 years of action, we renew our commitment to environmental justice for all; and

WHEREAS, during the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature, Governor Sisolak supported and signed bills creating programs to increase access to solar energy and to help transition from diesel to electric school buses; and

WHEREAS, in 2022 Governor Sisolak created the first extreme heat leadership and environmental justice team to create a statewide strategy to deal with extreme heat and ensure equitable solutions to the impacts of climate change; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada strives to strengthen and expand our governmental partnerships, particularly focused on the proactive efforts of state, tribal, and local governments to advance environmental justice;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim August 29, 2022, as

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE DAY 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 28th day of August, 2022

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