With Pendley Ousted, It’s Time to Right His Terrible Wrongs
Join us in calling on Interior Sec. Bernhardt to rescind the Lewistown and Missoula RMPs
Following a lawsuit filed by Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock, William Perry Pendley was out as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when a federal court ruling found that he had illegally served 424 days in that role. The arsonist is no longer in charge of the fire department.
Now is our chance to right some terrible wrongs. That’s why we are calling on Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, to first rescind the Lewistown and Missoula RMPs – along with other decisions affecting Montana’s public land – and start over.
Progress for the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act in Congress
A hearing brings the bill one step closer to passing
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA), an early but important step toward the bill becoming law.
Legislature Highlights Collaboration in Final Report on Wilderness Study Areas
Now it’s up to Congress to embrace a collaborative approach to WSA management
On September 9, the Montana State Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council released SJ20: The Fate of Wilderness Study Areas, its final report on Montana’s Forest Service WSAs.
Forest Service Plans to Increase Drilling on National Forests
A new rule would open the door for oil and gas development on 17 million acres across Montana
The current administration continues to try to advance its industry-friendly agenda by dramatically increasing oil and gas drilling on our public lands.
MWA Asks for Changes in the Current Crazies Land Exchange Proposal
They include guarantees of protection for lands that would be swapped from public into private ownership
Consolidating land in the Crazies is a necessity if we ever want to legislatively protect these mountains in the future.
Daines’ Forest Reform Bill is More of the Same
Like his previous forest bills, unfettered logging is the true goal, not wildfire protection or safety
While Daines' bill contains a wide range of wildfire-focused elements, it also includes several of Daines’ old forest reform tricks that aren’t really about wildfire protection and community safety.