Helena—In December, Multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte put his Washington party bosses before Montana when he voted to allow bikes in Montana’s 11 wilderness areas. At the time, he said his vote “restores the original intent of the Wilderness Act.”
Now, after Montanans spoke out against his vote, Gianforte says he wishes he could take it back.
But Gianforte’s decision to side with Washington and play politics with Montana’s wilderness areas are just another in a long list of Gianforte’s anti-public lands policies. In addition to this vote, Gianforte:
- Voted to gut the Antiquities Act, endangering Montana’s greatest natural treasures like the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
- Still hasn’t decided whether raising National Park fees is a bad idea, despite a University of Montana study showing communities around Yellowstone would seean annual loss of $3.4 million dollars.
- Cosponsored a forestry bill that “would essentially eliminate public participation in forest management decisions on our National Forests.”
- Sued the state of Montana to halt public access to an easement on his property.
And, after breaking a courtroom promise to sit for an interview with the reporter he assaulted, how good is Gianforte’s word, really?
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