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Baucus backs Rocky Mountain Front wilderness bill

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says he will sponsor a bill to expand the wilderness on the Rocky Mountain Front.

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Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., speaks during a news conference on Jan. 24, 2008, on the economy on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baucus is expected to throw his support behind the proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, and will propose the measure to Congress that expands wilderness.

Conservationists who have been working on the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act tout the proposal as a compromise among varied groups aimed at keeping development...


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