FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Exhibit A: Two years ago, Daines requested to reopen old airstrips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex – a measure that critics said would have “dramatically” increased air traffic and “diminished” the solitude of the area. In doing so, Montana conservationists noted that Daines was “prioritizing the interests of a tiny fraction of Montanans” – and those who just happen to have private planes.
Exhibit B: In 2017, Daines elevated the concerns of wealthy landowners, several of whom were his donors, fighting to limit public access to the Crazy Mountains in their effort to remove a district forest ranger who worked to protect public access to the region. Montanans took note of Daines’ skewed priorities and highlighted that only the “wealthiest people” and his “largest campaign donors” have his ear.
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