Tuesday - July 23, 2024
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday March 31, 2024 ( 3 items )  

Invest Native Grant Opportunity Opens Monday, April 1, 2024
COLUMBIA, Maryland, March 27 -- Enterprise Community Partners issued the following news: In early 2023, Wells Fargo launched its $20 million Invest Native initiative to support the advancement of economic opportunities in Native American communities working with Native-led organizations. The initiative aims to address housing, small business, financial health, and sustainability in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The program is designed as a grantmaking in  more

Western Energy Alliance: Huge Win for Federal Onshore Leasing
DENVER, Colorado, March 26 -- Western Energy Alliance issued the following news release: Western Energy Alliance won a significant victory in court last Friday as the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the first oil and natural gas lease sales of the Biden Administration, held in June 2022. Judge Christopher Copper, an Obama appointee, ruled in favor of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis that served as the basis of the sale of 162 leases in   more

Western Organization of Resource Councils: BLM's Finalized Methane Rule Limits Waste of Natural Resources and Pollution in Western Communities
BILLINGS, Montana, March 28 (TNSres) -- The Western Organization of Resource Councils issued the following news release on March 27, 2024: * * * Strong enforcement of BLM and EPA rules are now needed to protect communities from the harmful pollutants generated by oil and gas extraction on federal and tribal lands. * * * Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized a rule (https://www.blm.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2024-03/BLM-Waste-Prevention%20Final-Rule-1004-AE79-Unofficial-Prepu  more