Daines Still Refuses to Sign Onto Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Despite “Facing Increasing Pressure to Support in His Home State”

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Daines Still Refuses to Sign Onto Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Despite “Facing Increasing Pressure to Support in His Home State” 
Helena, MT – Yesterday, Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act received a hearing in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee. The legislation, a commonsense proposal to protect tens of thousands of acres of public land, ensure access to recreation opportunities for future generations, bolster Montana’s outdoor economy, and boost the local timber industry, is broadly supported by Montanans. Yet, Senator Steve Daines is still refusing to sign on despitefacing increasing pressure to support in his home state.”

Aaron Murphy, the executive director of Montana Conservation Voters, put it simply: “Instead of working with and listening to Montanans, Senator Daines has been looking for excuses.” 

Daines’ refusal to support this legislation is just the latest proof point that he does not fight for the Montana way of life, and that his recent support for the Great American Outdoors Act is nothing more than a “conservation charade” to greenwash his atrocious public lands record.  
 
“By refusing to support this commonsense, made-in-Montana proposal, Steve Daines shows his true colors on public lands,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Unlike Governor Bullock, who fights tirelessly to protect and expand public access and create good-paying Montana jobs, Daines only does so when it benefits him and his political career. Yet again, Daines puts himself over the best interests of Montanans.”  

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