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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday May 19, 2024 ( 9 items )  

AAE Celebrates Save Your Tooth Month With Multiple State Proclamations
CHICAGO, Illinois, May 18 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is proud to announce that it has successfully secured seven proclamations from various state lawmakers in support of Save Your Tooth Month, highlighting the critical role of endodontists in promoting oral health and preserving natural teeth. This year, the proclamations were issued by lawmakers from Connecticut, Illinois, North Dakota, Massachu  more

Alliance Says 'Stop the Chop' in Colville National Forest
HELENA, Montana, May 16 -- The Alliance for the Wild Rockies issued the following statement on May 15, 2024, by Executive Director Mike Garrity: * * * Having lost so many times in court because they keep breaking the law, the Forest Service has now turned to what are called "landscape scale treatments" where they refuse to tell the public how, when, and where they are going to clearcut and bulldoze new logging roads. These projects cover tens of thousands of acres over decades of continuous l  more

CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SUPPORTS COTTON BILL REPEALING PUNATIVE GUN TAX
BELLEVUE, Washington, May 17 -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued the following news release: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has energetically thrown its support behind the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises (RIFLE) Act, introduced by Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton. The legislation would remove the federal tax imposed on firearms and accessories regulated under the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA). Joining Cotton a  more

Conservation Groups Sue Fish and Wildlife Service Over Improper Grazing Management at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
MISSOULA, Montana, May 15 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to ensure cattle grazing on the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana's Centennial Valley does not harm wildlife. Despite long-standing recognition of grazing's harmful impacts, the agency continues to renew commercial grazing permits that rely on a   more

Conservation Groups Sue FWS Over Grazing at Red Rock Lakes Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
MISSOULA, Montana, May 15 -- The Western Watersheds Project issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to ensure cattle grazing on the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana's Centennial Valley does not harm wildlife. Despite long-standing recognition of grazing's harmful impacts, the agency continues to renew commercial grazing permits that  more

IJC Commissioners Meet With Governments Regarding Transboundary Water Pollution in the Elk-Kootenai/y Watershed
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The International Joint Commission issued the following news release: The International Joint Commission (IJC) recently conducted meetings with senior officials from the Governments of Canada, the United States, the Ktunaxa Nation, British Columbia, Idaho, and Montana to gather initial perspectives on the Reference to Address Transboundary Water Pollution in the Elk-Kootenai/y Watershed. These meetings represented a first step to assist the six governments in the develop  more

Major Conservation Milestone: 13,000 Acres of Timberlands Permanently Protected by Trust for Public Land, Green Diamond Resource Company, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Lost Trail Conservation Area
KALISPELL, Montana, May 17 -- The Trust for Public Land issued the following news release on May 16, 2024: Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with Green Diamond Resource Company (GDRC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), today announced the permanent protection of 13,403 acres of working forest in Flathead and Lincoln Counties. The conservation easement is located within the Lost Trail Conservation Area and conserves outstanding wildlife habitat, ensures permanent public acce  more

Sierra Club Celebrates Biden's Historic Coal Mining Decision
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on May 16, 2024: Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved plans to stop coal mine expansions on public lands in the Powder River Basin, spanning Montana and Wyoming. The Powder River Basin is the source of 40 percent of all U.S. coal, and 85 percent of coal produced on public lands. Sierra Club, with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies' Beyond Carbon, played a key role in limiting coal mining expansions in the  more

State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence in Communications
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 16 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The American Farm Bureau Federation's 2024 Communications Award winners named at this year's Communications Conference in Waco, Texas, include 16 standout states. The competition recognizes state Farm Bureau professionals from across the country for their exceptional work in communications. Judged against states with similar membership sizes, Maryland, Montana, California and Illinois rose to  more