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By Tim Leeds 

Contrasting views of Tester's Montana forest bill

 


Sharply different views were presented in two forums Wednesday regarding a bill sponsored by Montana's U. S. Sen. Jon Tester, including in a telephone forum attended by his opponent in next year's election.

Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act of 2011 was discussed in a Senate subcommittee hearing at 12:30 p. m., with Tester and witnesses saying the bill would help create multiple use of national forests in Montana, including creating jobs in the lumber and recreation industries.

But in a telephone town hall meeting held by opponents of the bill three hours earlier in Montana, people h...



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