Tester Goes to Bat for the Badger-Two Medicine, Again
For the second week in a row, our senior senator champions wild and storied lands on the Crown of the Continent
Last week, he reintroduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. This week, Sen. Tester introduced a Senate resolution calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to uphold the Interior Department’s commitment to the Blackfeet Nation and defend its cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.
Tester introduced the resolution because the Department of the Interior under David Bernhardt reneged on a commitment that Secretary Sally Jewell and later Secretary Ryan Zinke made to the Blackfeet to keep oil and gas development out of the Badger.
Senator Tester Reintroduces the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act
Wilderness bill supported by 73 percent of Montanans is back in the running
Today. Sen. Jon Tester announced that he's reintroducing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would add nearly 80,000 acres to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Areas.
Another BLM Management Plan, Another Sell Out
BLM releases a draft plan for public lands in western Montana that again champions industry, discards conservation
In its preferred management alternative, the BLM would protect zero acres of land that have been identified as having wilderness characteristics.
Conservation Scrapped, Climate Change Ignored
Interior prioritizes oil and gas, dismisses wildland protection in revised Lewistown area plan
The Interior Department trashed that original version of the RMP and its recommendations, which came about after a transparent public process that included local input, citizen surveys, and a healthy regard for what makes this part of Montana special.
This Time, It’s Personal
The future of the Custer Gallatin is up for grabs. Here's why I'm speaking up.
Mountaineer and climber Anne Gilbert Chase shares why icy alpine starts, sunrises and sunsets atop towering peaks, and sore muscles after a long day of adventure have motiovated her to comment on the Custer Gallatin National Forest plan.
Ensuring Wilderness Has Seat at the Table
State lawmakers pass a resolution calling for a legislative study of our wilderness study areas. Here’s what we now expect.
MWA will work diligently towards ensuring that the legislative committee addressing our WSAs adheres to a set of principles laid down in a letter to our Congressional delegation, which was signed by more than 3,000 Montanans last year.