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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 6 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol Commends Senators for Calling on EPA to Uphold RFS Deal, Urges Others to Make Their Voice Heard
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 7 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: Today, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Midwest Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplemental rule to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings issued the following stat  more

American Coalition for Ethanol: Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 4 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates today sent a letter to the White House calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which "fails in its mission to reinvigorate farm economies and reopen biofuel plants across America's heartland." The letter was signed by 60 organizations, including the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). It n  more

Lambda Legal Decries Execution of South Dakota Gay Man Sentenced to Die by Jury Tainted With Antigay Bias
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 5 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release: Last night, Charles Rhines, a South Dakota gay man, was put to death by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final motion that would have allowed Rhines to bring new evidence to the Court showing that antigay bias may have motivated the jury to sentence him to death. Recently, it was discovered that jurors suggested that sentencing Mr. Rhines to life in prison with other men would be "sendin  more

Marijuana Policy Project: South Dakota Groups Submit Petitions to Qualify Marijuana Reform Ballot Initiatives for Next Year's Election
PIERRE, South Dakota, Nov. 4 -- The Marijuana Policy Project issued the following news release: Today, marijuana reform groups submitted petitions containing over 80,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State in order to qualify two separate marijuana reform ballot initiatives for next year's election. One initiative would establish a medical marijuana program for qualified patients with debilitating health conditions, while the other would legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 and o  more

Missouri River Energy Services: Committee Confirms Territory Freeze Is Bad for South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 8 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: The Interim Legislative Committee to study electric services in South Dakota met for the final time in Pierre yesterday and recommended the municipal and rural electric groups work together to find common ground. Legislation concerning service territory freezes, arbitration and limiting the rights of a municipal electric to expand were all debated and ultimately tabled or withdrawn. The nine-  more

Register: WGA Winter Meeting Dec. 13-14 in Las Vegas Will Feature Visionary Dean Kamen
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 7 -- The Western Governors' Association issued the following news: Western Governors' Association Chair, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, will host his fellow governors at the WGA Winter Meeting on Dec. 13-14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev. Other Governors already registered to attend include WGA Vice Chair Kate Brown (Oregon), Brad Little (Idaho), Kristi Noem (South Dakota), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico). They will be joined by engineer, inventor and visionary Dean Ka  more