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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 8 items )  

ACLU: Tribes File Legal Challenge to Montana Law That Restricts Native American Voting Rights
NEW YORK, March 13 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund challenged a Montana law that severely restricts Native Americans' access to the ballot. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Western Native Voice and Montana Native Vote, Nati  more

Adventure Cycling Association: The U.S. Bicycle Route System Expands to 27 States and 14,000 Miles
MISSOULA, Montana, March 12 -- The Adventure Cycling Association issued the following news release: With the designation of USBR 50, West Virginia becomes the 27th state to join the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). In Maine, USBR 501 connects cyclists to the far northern border with Canada. Together, the two new U.S. Bicycle Routes push the total mileage of the USBRS to over 14,000 miles. "AASHTO's annual designations to the U.S. Bicycle Route System support local economies and tourism by g  more

As Coronavirus Fears Rise, Protect Our Care Blasts Senator Steve Daines for Voting to Take Away Montanans' Health Care
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Protect Our Care issued the following news: With the fear of coronavirus on the rise, Protect Our Care is launching a new ad calling out Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) for his repeated attempts to take health care away from Montanans. The ad titled "Montanans First" is backed by a $250,000 buy and highlights Senator Daines' disastrous record on health care which includes voting repeatedly to strip coverage from 112,000 Montanans and protections for 429,900 with pre-existing  more

National Forest Foundation and Forest Service Announce $71,000 in Grants to Support Southeast Alaska Watersheds and Communities
MISSOULA, Montana, March 13 -- The National Forest Foundation issued the following news: The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and USFS Alaska Region (USFS) are pleased to announce the recipients of $71,000 in grants to improve landscape conditions, forest health and water quality in to benefit Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest. The Community Capacity and Land Stewardship grant program helps forest collaboratives and community-based organizations reach agreement on landscape-scale resto  more

Radiation Research Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
BOZEMAN, Montana, March 10 -- Radiation Research, a journal that says it deals with radiation effects and related subjects in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine from the Radiation Research Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Comparative Study on Neutron Irradiation Sensitization Effects of Nucleotide Borate Esters and Several Other Boron Agents * Delivery and Effectiveness of Carboplatin via Targeted Delivery Com  more

Western Environmental Law Center: Sixteen Youths File Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Against the State of Montana
EUGENE, Oregon, March 14 -- The Western Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: 16 young people from across Montana filed a constitutional climate lawsuit - Held et al., v. State of Montana et al. - against the state of Montana. The youth plaintiffs assert that, by supporting a fossil fuel-driven energy system, which is contributing to the climate crisis, Montana is violating their constitutional rights to a clean and healthful environment; to seek safety, health, and happin  more

Western Watersheds Project: Conservation Groups Draft, Submit Grazing Regulation Package to Reform Livestock Mismanagement
HAMILTON, Montana, March 11 -- The Western Watersheds Project issued the following news release: In response to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) call for comments on proposed revisions to the grazing regulations that affect 155 million acres of public lands, 18 conservation groups provided an entire template for making the agency's program more environmentally sustainable and wildlife-friendly. "The BLM needs to do a better job of following existing laws and strengthen the current regulat  more

Winners of Adventure Cycling Award Encourage POC & LGBTQ+ to Travel by Bike
MISSOULA, Montana, March 12 -- The Adventure Cycling Association issued the following news release: Adventure Cycling Association has chosen four young adults to receive the 2020 Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel. James Keys, 21, of Newburgh, Ind., and Emilytricia Lopez Marchena, 29, of Oakland, Calif., won the Intro to Bike Touring Award. Rachel Pauli, 30, of Missoula, Mont., and Corinna Wollmann, 25, of Washington, DC, were chosen as the Outdoor Leadership recipients. The Greg   more