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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday February 11, 2024 ( 3 items )  

ACLU-Ill.: Legislature to Consider Medical Aid-In-Dying Bill to Allow Terminally Ill Illinoisans to Pass Peacefully
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 10 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: Terminally ill Illinoisans and advocacy groups praised lawmakers for introducing compassionate legislation Friday that would allow mentally capable, terminally ill adults to have the option to get prescription medication to peacefully end unbearable suffering. Illinois residents who support the End of Life Options for Terminally Ill Patients Act are urging the Legislature to pass it d  more

Sierra Club: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Federal Protections for Northern Rockies Gray Wolves
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement: * * * Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied a petition to restore federal protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. This decision allows several states to continue relentless efforts to eradicate the species. In light of dangerous wolf management regimes in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, FWS did not properly apply the best available science and Endangered Species Act requirements in evaluating the t  more

Texas Stops EPA From Unnecessary Tightening of Ozone Air Quality Standards Under the Clean Air Act
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: The Texas-led coalition of states, including Montana, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, and Louisiana, stopped efforts by New York and a handful of other liberal states to enter into a friendly "sue and settle" agreement with EPA to needlessly tighten national ambient air quality standards for ozone. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed that EPA should not promulgate more st  more