History as Our Guide: Forest Jobs and Recreation Act
In the final installment on previous WSA legislation, we look back on a bill that would have settled the fate of 12 WSAs
One of the reasons FJRA didn’t eventually pass was because Steve Daines, first as congressman and later as senator, refused to support the bill.
Over the last several months, Sen. Daines has said repeatedly that Congress has done nothing to resolve our WSAs – a baseless claim, given that he stood in the way of a bill that would have settled the long-term management of 12 WSAs.
How Daines Voted this Week: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
He finally came through on LWCF, but advanced a bad bill and played some ugly politics
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During the same committee meeting in which the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act was inexplicably left off the agenda, Sen. Daines voted in support of five bills in five other states that would designate, in total, 1.3 million acres of new Wilderness.
Join us in Standing up for Montana Values and Against the Anti-Public Lands Agenda
We call on Sec. Zinke to publicly denounce Ammon Bundy's "New Code of the West" event in Whitefish
We call on Sec. Ryan Zinke to denounce this anti-public lands event taking place in his hometown of Whitefish and stand up for Montana values like respect and the outdoor way of life provided by our public lands.
History as Our Guide: 1988 Wilderness Bill
In the second installment of our series on previous WSA legislation, we examine a sweeping bill that sailed through Congress
he bill addressed all seven remaining WSAs that had been created by the Montana Wilderness Study Act of 1977.
Court Deals Setback in Longstanding Effort to Protect Badger-Two Medicine
D.C. judge reinstates cancelled oil and gas leases, but the fight for the Badger is far from over
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The bad news: The leases threat of an industrialized Badger again looms. The good news: This was not a setback that was unanticipated or is insurmountable. The ruling will be appealed.
History as Our Guide: Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act
In the first installment of our series on previous legislation that resolved wilderness study areas, we examine this 1983 bill
The bi-partisan Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Management Act was drafted and supported by all four members of Montana’s Congressional delegation.