Rehbergs bill is misguidedOur View
June 7, 2002
Rehbergs bill is misguided
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg was here recently to make a case for his new bill to eliminate private land from within the boundaries of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
About 80,000 acres of private land are within the current boundaries, which were established by President Clinton just before he left office. That doesn't mean the land is part of the monument. What it means is that if the landowners want to sell the land to the government, it wouldn't take an act of Congress for the land to become part of the monument.
If Rehberg's bill were t...