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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday February 25, 2024 ( 7 items )  

ABA Releases New Ads Urging Tester to Keep Fighting Government Overreach
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The American Bankers Association issued the following news release on Feb. 20, 2024: The American Bankers Association today released two new ads encouraging Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to continue opposing increased bank capital requirements and intrusive regulations that would collect private data from small businesses. "We appreciate Sen. Tester's strong opposition to new rules that would raise costs for consumers and make it harder for banks to lend to Montana's small b  more

Boston Scientific Announces Positive Noridian Local Coverage Determination for the Intracept(tm) Procedure
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minnesota, Feb. 22 [Category: Medical] -- Medical Alley issued the following news release: Policy expands physician and patient access for vertebrogenic low back pain treatment MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 22, 2024 - Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has announced that Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), published a positive coverage determination for the Intracept(tm) Procedure. The new policy went into effect on Sunday, January 28, 2  more

Land Trust Alliance, USDA Forest Service Continue Their Partnership on Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The Land Trust Alliance issued the following news release: The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, is pleased to announce its 2023-24 student scholarship cohort for its Scholars for Conservation Leadership Program, part of an ongoing partnership with the USDA Forest Service, as well as the recipient of the 2024 Scholars for Conservation Leadership   more

Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 22 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on Feb. 21, 2024: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that a lawsuit from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups that had successfully reinstated the Obama-era coal leasing moratorium is moot. The ruling effectively eliminates a 2022 district court decision that reinstated the moratorium until the Department of the Interior completed a thorough environmental analysis of the effects of burn  more

Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 22 -- The Defenders of Wildlife issued the following news release on Feb. 21, 2024: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that a lawsuit (https://earthjustice.org/document/ninth-circuit-coal-leasing-moratorium-decision) from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups that had successfully reinstated the Obama-era coal leasing moratorium is moot. The ruling effectively eliminates a 2022 district court decision (https://earthjustice.org/press/2022/judg  more

The Buckeye Institute Calls on Montana Supreme Court to Leave Policy Making to Lawmakers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- The Buckeye Institute, an independent research and educational institution that says its mission is to advance free-market public policy, issued the following news release on Feb. 20, 2024: On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute joined with Frontier Institute in filing an amicus brief in Held v. Montana, calling on the Montana Supreme Court to leave environmental policy-making to the legislative branch--the branch of government designed to balance competing public interest  more

WildEarth Guardians: Ninth Circuit Decision Throws Out Coal Leasing Challenge
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 22 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release on Feb. 21, 2024: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that a lawsuit from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups that had successfully reinstated the Obama-era coal leasing moratorium is moot. The ruling effectively eliminates a 2022 district court decision that reinstated the moratorium until the Department of the Interior completed a thorough environmental analysis of the effects of   more