Even as drought forces water cutbacks, climate gets short shrift in midterm election

By: - October 29, 2022 10:07 am

Water levels at Lake Mead, Nevada, photographed from the Hoover Dam on Oct. 26, 2022, are at 26% of the reservoir’s capacity, which is visible from the change in color of the lake’s walls. (Jacob Fischler/States Newsroom)


U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., addresses supporters at an Oct. 25, 2022, campaign event in Las Vegas. (Jacob Fischler/States Newsroom)


Volunteers at Nevada Democrats’ Las Vegas office make calls to voters on Oct. 26, 2022. (Jacob Fischler/States Newsroom)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.