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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday May 12, 2024 ( 7 items )  

Carter Center Supports Montana Election Observation Initiative in the State's Upcoming Primary
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 9 -- The Carter Center issued the following news release: The Montana Election Observation Initiative (MEOI), a nonpartisan election observation effort supported by The Carter Center, announced today plans to conduct a pilot election observation in Missoula County, Montana during the state's June 4 primary. This small-scale pilot, designed to test observation forms and approaches, will mobilize a limited number of trained volunteer observers to gather information about el  more

Conservation Groups Intervene Against Rush Review of Nation's Largest Underground Coal Mine
HELENA, Montana, May 8 -- The Sierra Club posted the following news release on May 7, 2024: Yesterday, conservation groups simultaneously moved to intervene and dismiss a lawsuit brought by Signal Peak Energy, which is seeking to force the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to rush the environmental review of a proposed 175-million-ton expansion at its Bull Mountains coal mine in Montana. OSMRE's review is the result of a successful challenge brought by the co  more

Conservation Groups Intervene Against Signal Peak's Lawsuit Seeking to Rush Review of Nation's Largest Underground Coal Mine
EUGENE, Oregon, May 8 -- The Western Environmental Law Center issued the following news release on May 7, 2024: Today, conservation groups simultaneously moved to intervene and dismiss a lawsuit brought by Signal Peak Energy, which is seeking to force the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to rush the environmental review of a proposed 175-million-ton expansion at its Bull Mountains coal mine in Montana. OSMRE's review is the result of a successful challenge b  more

Mennonite Church USA: Native Mennonite Ministries Meeting Honors Faith, Language and Tradition
ELKHART, Indiana, May 9 -- Mennonite Church USA issued the following news: Representatives of Native Mennonite Ministries (NMM), an MC USA Indigenous assembly composed of three congregations in Montana and Oklahoma, recently gathered for their biannual business meeting in Billings, Montana, on April 26-27, 2024. The three Indigenous churches were founded as Mennonite field missions and have endured and lasted for generations: * Lame Deer Mennonite Church, Lame Deer, Montana, was established i  more

NetChoice: Ninth Circuit Should Uphold Preliminary Injunction in Alario V. Knudsen
SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 7 (TNSres) -- NetChoice, a coalition of trade associations that says it makes the internet safe for free enterprise and expression, issued the following news release on May 6, 2024: Today, NetChoice filed an amicus curiae brief (https://netchoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/NetChoice-CA9-amicus-brief-Alario-v-Knudsen-FILED.pdf) at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case Alario v. Knudsen. In the brief, we ask the court to affirm the District  more

Nez Perce-Clearwater Revised Forest Plan Fails Wildlife, Climate, and the Public
MISSOULA, Montana, May 7 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on May 6, 2024: Today, a coalition of conservation groups participated in the first day of a three-day meeting held by the U.S. Forest Service intended to reach a resolution on objections the agency received in response to the highly-controversial revised Nez Perce-Clearwater Land Management Plan, also known as a Forest Plan. At the meeting, conservationists decried the agency's failure to offer meaningful changes in   more

Nez Perce-Clearwater Revised Forest Plan Fails Wildlife, Climate, and the Public
MISSOULA, Montana, May 8 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release on May 7, 2024: Today, a coalition of conservation groups participated in the first of a three day meeting held by the U.S. Forest Service intended to reach a resolution on 275 objections the agency received in response to the highly controversial revised Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan, also known as a Land Management Plan. At the meeting, conservationists decried the agency's failure to offer meaningful changes  more