Sen. Jon Tester is once again pushing to pass his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, but he’s getting little support from Montana’s other senator, Sen. Steve Daines.
On Tuesday, the Public Lands, Forests and Mining subcommittee of the Senate committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a brief hearing on 14 bills, including Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act.
The act was first introduced as a stand-alone bill in 2017, and this will be the third Congress in which the bill has been introduced. The act would add about 78,000 acres to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and create two recreation management areas for snowmobiling and mountain biking.
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