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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 9 items )  

350.org: Coalition Outraged Over Nebraska Supreme Court Decision and Committed to Fight KXL
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: * * * - Tribes, Landowners and Climate Groups * * * Early Friday morning, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision denying the landowners' appeal and upholding the Nebraska Public Service Commissions decision on the in-state route of Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. The appeal was struck down after a year of work by grassroots advocates to highlight the many ways in which the pipeline would damage their communi  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness Tied to Patient Death Rates
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 23 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: A study in the September 2019 Pediatrics, "Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness and Mortality in Critically Ill Children," found that the hospital a child is taken to for emergency care affects their odds of survival. Researchers studied health outcomes data from 20,483 critically ill infants, children, and teens brought to 426 hospitals in Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, an  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Gateway Mall to Host Lights of Hope Decorating Party in Honor and Memory of Those Touched by Cancer
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 22 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - In partnership with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Gateway Mall is helping to honor and remember those touched by cancer for one of the biggest tribute events in the United States. * * * In partnership with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Gateway Mall is helping to honor and remember those touched by cancer for o  more

API Commends Nebraska Supreme Court Decision Re-Affirming Keystone XL Pipeline Route
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release: Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Nebraska Supreme Court's decision to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline's planned route through Nebraska. "API commends the decision of the Nebraska Supreme Court to support the Nebraska Public Service Commission's previous approval for the Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska," said API's Vice President of Midstream an  more

National Corn Growers Association: American Coalition for Ethanol Conference Focuses on Growing Markets
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 19 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference What It Takes looked at ways the industry can grow the ethanol market internationally and domestically. This was the 32nd annual ACE conference, which was held this year in Omaha, Nebraska. ACE CEO Brian Jennings emphasized the need for "a vision of how to increase demand for ethanol and break free from the status quo." Jennings went on to talk   more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Issues Statement on Coverage of Crop Losses Resulted from Irrigation Tunnel Collapse
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Steve Nelson regarding the Agriculture Department coverage of crop losses resulted from irrigation tunnel collapse: "We are extremely pleased and greatly appreciate the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency's (RMA) announcement that federal crop insurance will cover crop losses resulting from the July 17 tunnel collapse that stopped irrigation flows to farms on the Geri  more

Nebraska, Wyoming Farm Bureaus Urge USDA to Cover Crop Losses Associated With Irrigation Tunnel Collapse
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 19 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following news release: The Nebraska and Wyoming Farm Bureaus are urging the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure crop insurance will cover crop losses experienced by farmers impacted by the July 17 irrigation tunnel collapse that has prevented irrigators on the Goshen Irrigation District in Wyoming and the Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation District in Nebraska from receiving irrigation water during a critical time in  more

Sierra Club: Keystone XL Remains Stalled Despite Nebraska Ruling
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Ignoring concerns from local landowners, Tribes, and environmental groups, the Nebraska Supreme Court today affirmed the Public Service Commission's (PSC) approval of a route for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through the state. In November 2017, the PSC approved an alternative route for the controversial pipeline, rather than the one TransCanada applied for. The company had argued that the alternative route   more

University of Nebraska Medical Center Scientists Receive $650,000 for Research in Cancer, Smoking Diseases
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 23 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Thirteen scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a cumulative $650,000 in grant funding to further their research in cancer and diseases related to smoking. Each research project is supported by a $50,000 grant from the Nebraska Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In addition, two Univ  more