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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 4 items )  

ACE Calls on EPA to Rely on GREET Model as It Considers Future Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, July 25 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: * * * - In a letter to EPA, ACE highlights a new soil carbon meta-analysis and reiterates the need to adopt the latest GREET model for the lifecycle analysis of corn ethanol. * * * American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings highlighted the important role corn ethanol could have in further reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if properly valued under the Renewable Fuel Standard   more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $3.1 Million in Grants to Conserve Northern Great Plains Grasslands for Wildlife, Ranchers and Farmers
DENVER, Colorado, July 23 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today awarded more than $3.1 million in grants to maintain or improve nearly 800,000 acres of interconnected, native grasslands in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as in Saskatchewan, Canada. The grants will generate nearly $5.2 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $8.3 million  more

National Wildlife Federation: Lynn Tjeerdsma Honored With Conservation Legacy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Grasslands, Wildlife Conservation
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: The National Wildlife Federation and South Dakota Wildlife Federation honored Lynn Tjeerdsma with a "Conservation Legacy" award for his years of work to advance grasslands and wildlife conservation. Julie Sibbing, National Wildlife Federation's associate vice president of land stewardship, presented Tjeerdsma with the award at his retirement celebration Wednesday night. "Through his work supporting Senat  more

New S.D. 'In God We Trust' Law Exclusionary, Freedom From Religion Foundation Says
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is damning an exclusionary new South Dakota law that mandates displaying an "In God We Trust" logo in all public schools. "A new state law that took effect this month requires all public schools in the state's 149 districts to paint, stencil or otherwise prominently display the national motto," the Associated Press reports. "The South Dakota lawmakers who   more