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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Basin Electric and Clenera Renewable Energy Announce Power Purchase Agreement for Montana Solar Project
BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 16 -- Basin Electric Power Cooperative issued the following news release on June 15: A new solar project in Montana will provide another 150 megawatts (MW) of affordable, renewable power to Basin Electric customers. Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) and Clenera Renewable Energy, announced today the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Cabin Creek Solar Project. Cabin Creek is Basin Electric's second solar PPA, and the result of the   more

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Gov. Bullock's Action to End Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes Will Protect Montana Kids
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following statement by President Matthew L. Myers: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds Gov. Steve Bullock for his action today to end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Montana. To protect public health, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services filed a proposed rule to permanently end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in the state. This new policy will be a tremendous victory for Montana's kids and   more

Cancer Action Network: Cancer Organization Encouraged by Governor Bullock's Permanent Rule to End Flavored E-Cigarette Sales
MISSOULA, Montana, June 17 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement by Montana Government Relations Director Kristin Page Nei: The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged about Governor Bullock's commitment to reducing tobacco use. The Montana Dept. of Public Health issued a permanent rule at the request of Governor Bullock to end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Montana. * * * "Our work to save lives from cancer do  more

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Chair-Elect Melanie Hall Named to Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Committee
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued the following news release: The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the selection of Melanie Hall to the FFIEC's State Liaison Committee (SLC). Hall's term runs from May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2022. Hall is the commissioner of the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions. As commissioner, Hall provides leadership to the Division which is responsible for the supervision of a  more

NTI | Bio Experts Discuss Pandemic Challenges and COVID-19 Local Resources With State, Tribal, and Community Leaders in Montana
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Nuclear Threat Initiative issued the following news release: NTI | bio experts Beth Cameron and Jessica Bell joined dozens of state, tribal, and community leaders in Montana for a June 11 discussion about the COVID-19 outbreak and response in their state, and how resources on COVID-Local.org can help leaders and organizations navigate decisions during this pandemic. The call included more than 30 participants, including leaders from six tribes, state government repres  more