'Clean and healthful' provision under review


'Clean and healthful' provision under review

MATT GOURAS,Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Legislative supporters of extractive and other industries want to ask voters to change the Montana Constitution's "clean and healthful environment" provision to help aid development.

The declaration in the Constitution's inalienable rights has long been a sore point for those who say it gets in the way of development — while conservationists and others hail it as forward-thinking language that has helped preserve the state.

A Republican lawmaker told the House Judiciary Committee the provi...

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