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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday February 09, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Colstrip Deal Would Reward NorthWestern Energy Shareholders at Customers' Expense
OAKLAND, California, Feb. 6 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Montana's largest utility is the only in the country looking to increase reliance on coal power * * * NorthWestern Energy asked the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) for pre-approval to buy an additional 25% stake in Colstrip Unit 4 from Puget Sound Energy (PSE), potentially locking its customers into even higher electricity bills to pay for the aging, costly plant for the next 20 years. The sale  more

Mass Immigration Has Oversized Negative Impact on Low Immigration States, Finds New Federation for American Immigration Reform Analysis
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform issued the following news release: * * * - Low Immigration States Shoulder Tax Deficit of $4,000 to $6,500 per illegal alien * * * Immigration has a disproportionately large, and negative, impact on states that have traditionally received small numbers of foreign-born residents, according to a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The ten states analyzed in the study, Small Migrant Population  more

Miss Montana Mo Shea Joins Forces With American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for Skin Cancer Prevention
HELENA, Montana, Feb. 4 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Shea to Serve as 'Honorary Ambassador' for ACS CAN on Statewide Public Education Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Indoor Tanning * * * Preventing skin cancer and protecting teens from the dangers of tanning is the goal of a new partnership between Miss Montana 2019 Mo Shea and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of  more

Rofessional Bull Riders: 2019 Rookie of the Year, Team USA Eagle Kasel to Debut in Los Angeles
PUEBLO, Colorado, Feb. 5 -- The Professional Bull Riders issued the following news: 2019 Rookie of the Year Dalton Kasel looked up at the sparkling 67-pound PBR World Championship trophy that features 5.08 pounds of gold and 30.8 pounds of silver during the Monster Energy Garden Party on Jan. 3 and became inspired. The trophy, which was crafted by Montana Silversmiths in three different countries (the U.S., Mexico and Italy), has 67 diamonds on it, but Kasel was not overwhelmed by the estimate  more

Western Environmental Law Center: New Keystone XL Lawsuit: Montana's Response to Anticipated Protests in Question
EUGENE, Oregon, Feb. 7 -- The Western Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: The ACLU of Montana, Western Environmental Law Center, and the Bahr Law Offices challenged two Montana state agencies' refusal to release public records relating to the Keystone XL Pipeline. The documents in question pertain to the government's plans in response to protests. The ACLU is concerned that such plans may include spying on protesters, suppressing constitutionally protected free speech ri  more