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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 3 items )  

Earthjustice: Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing
SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 21 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release on July 20: A coalition including states, conservation organizations, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe launched a new challenge against the Trump administration's decision to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. That 2017 decision ended an Obama-era leasing moratorium that had protected public lands from new coal strip mines, and the water, air, and climate pollution such mines  more

National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws: Montana - Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot
MISSOULA, Montana, July 24 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Proponents of a statewide campaign to legalize the adult-use cannabis market in Montana claim to have met the requirements necessary to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. In a July 20 email update, proponents of New Approach Montana posted: "The campaign to legalize marijuana said Friday [that] it has cleared the signature hurdles to see its two initiatives on the ball  more

Outdoor Writers Association of America Announces Excellence in Craft and Scholarship Winners
MISSOULA, Montana, July 21 -- The Outdoor Writers Association of America issued the following news release: Through its annual Excellence in Craft Contest, the Outdoor Writers Association of America honored 65 professional journalists for their prize-winning work in dozens of media outlets. The winners were announced on Saturday, June 27 during OWAA's first-ever virtual annual conference. HONORARY AWARDS In addition to the EIC Contest, OWAA honored the following members for their long-time s  more