New Deadline Today: Sage Grouse Comment Period Extension Letter

For nearly ten years, state and local partners worked to create comprehensive plans to mitigate wildfire risk on sagebrush and protect the sage grouse. Their efforts and collaboration created a solution in 11 Western states that protected vital sage grouse
habitat and eliminated the need for Endangered Species Act protection for the sage-grouse. Moreover, these plans ensured the protection of our western lands while maintaining vital incentives that assist landowners and livestock producers to manage and conserve
sage grouse habitat on their lands.

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Deadline Today: Weather Forecasting Funding in Supplemental Bipartisan Sign-On Letter

We are currently in the final month of one of the most expensive and damaging hurricane seasons in U.S. history. One of the most important and cost effective ways to protect and saves lives and property from hurricanes and other severe storms is to invest
in weather forecasting. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has worked to provide accurate and timely weather forecasts to save lives and property.  However, the U.S. has been underfunding our tools and research in weather forecasting
for decades making this work difficult.

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Deadline Today: Sage Grouse Comment Period Extension Letter

For nearly ten years, state and local partners worked to create comprehensive plans to mitigate wildfire risk on sagebrush and protect the sage grouse. Their efforts and collaboration created a solution in 11 Western states that protected vital sage grouse
habitat and eliminated the need for Endangered Species Act protection for the sage-grouse. Moreover, these plans ensured the protection of our western lands while maintaining vital incentives that assist landowners and livestock producers to manage and conserve
sage grouse habitat on their lands.

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Weather Forecasting Funding in Supplemental Sign-On Letter

We are currently in the final month of one of the most expensive and damaging hurricane seasons in U.S. history. One of the most important and cost effective ways to protect and saves lives and property from hurricanes and other severe storms is to invest
in weather forecasting. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has worked to provide accurate and timely weather forecasts to save lives and property.  However, the U.S. has been underfunding our tools and research in weather forecasting
for decades making this work difficult.

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Stem the Opioid Epidemic: Sign-On Letter

Our country is grappling with an opioid epidemic that is now taking 91 lives every single day, and it was recently declared a “public health emergency”. In order to save these lives, every possible solution needs to be on the table. Regardless of what you
think about the prohibition on cannabis, if it has a chance of saving lives in the midst of this epidemic, we should at least be considering it.  Review of the current literature suggests implementing medical cannabis programs could reduce pain management
medications associated mortality, improve pain management, and significantly reduce health care costs.  Multiple studies of medical cannabis and opioid overdose mortality found a nearly 25% decrease in opioid overdose deaths in states with established medical
cannabis programs. Here is just one example, with real data showing the positive impact medical marijuana could have on this scourge across our country:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/10/16/legal-marijuana-is-saving-lives-in-colorado-study-finds/?utm_term=.55d4c126e841

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Sign-on Letter: Protect the Commonsense BLM Methane Waste Rule

Whether you support increased drilling or not, we should all agree that oil and gas produced from public lands should be put to productive use, not simply frittered away. And yet, between 2009 and 2015, oil and gas companies on federal and Indian lands wasted
roughly 462 billion cubic feet of natural gas – enough to supply about 6.2 million households for a year – through venting, flaring, and unrepaired leaks. This doesn’t just squander a valuable resource, it also cheats the American taxpayer out of
the royalties they are due from the sale of that gas, to the tune of tens of millions of dollars a year.

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