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Montana Senate GOP moves to tilt environmental law

 


Montana Senate GOP moves to tilt environmental law

HELENA — Senate Republicans are moving forward with their plan to tilt the state's main environmental law in favor of industry, despite objections from Democrats that the plan undermines key protections for clean air and water.

The Senate endorsed in a 27-23 late afternoon vote a general revision of the Montana Environmental Policy Act after making some changes aimed at reducing the cost to state regulators.

It had already received one favorable vote last month, before GOP leaders sent it back to committee for some tinkering. It now fa...



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