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I am a constituent from ______, Montana. I'm calling to urge Congressman Gianforte/ Senator Tester/Senator Daines to oppose President Trump's June 20 proposal to privatize the US Postal Service. I ask the Congressman/Senator to convey his opposition of postal privatization to the President. The President's proposal undermines the credibility of his own Task Force on the Postal System, which is due to finalize its recommendations by August 10. Postal privatization would destroy universal mail service, raise postage rates and gut essential services to rural America and other postal reliant communities. If the Congressman has any questions, please have him/her call me back. My phone number is ___________. Thanks very much for your time.
There are two updates on the Black Butte Copper, a proposed copper mine near White Sulphur Springs, we wanted to bring to your attention.
Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES)
On May 25, 2018, DEQ determined the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) permit application is complete. A copy of this letter can be found on the DEQ website: http://deq.mt.gov/Land/hardrock/tintinamines. DEQ will begin drafting a fact sheet along with a draft permit that will be available for public comment once prepared.
DEQ Accepting Public Comment on Tintina Montana – Black Butte Copper Project Proposed Air Quality Permit
Comments Due by July 5, 2018
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments from the public on a draft air quality permit for the proposed underground copper mine and mill site known as the Black Butte Copper Project. DEQ has issued a draft air quality permit to Tintina Montana Inc. effective June 5, 2018, and is conducting a 30-day public comment period, ending on July 5, 2018.
The draft air quality permit has been posted on the DEQ website at:
Copies of the draft permit can also be viewed at the DEQ office in Helena or at the following DEQ website: http://deq.mt.gov/Land/hardrock/tintinamines.
The draft air quality permit will also be included as part of the draft Environmental Impact Statement currently being coordinated by DEQ for the proposed mine.
Written comments on the draft air quality permit are due by July 5, 2018, and should be directed to the contact information on the cover sheet of the draft permit:http://deq.mt.gov/Portals/112/Air/AirQuality/Documents/ARMpermits/5200-00_PD.pdf
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In May 2012, all eyes were on Kansas as its former governor, Republican Sam Brownback, signed into law “the nation’s most aggressive experiment in conservative economic policy,” as Russell Berman wrote in The Atlantic. Kansas Senate Bill HB 2117 was one of the largest income tax cuts in the state’s history, entirely eliminating income taxes for the owners of nearly 200,000 pass-through businesses and decreasing taxes by 25% for the highest income rates. Brownback compared his fiscal policies with Reaganomics and promised a “prosperous future” for Kansas. He argued the cuts would pay for themselves by creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy.