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Federalization of western Montana's water is not "conservative"

A Response to Corey Swanson


March 15, 2018

Hiding under the labels of “conservative,” “Republican” and “federalism,” Broadwater County Attorney Corey Swanson attempts to justify his support for the CSKT Compact in a column in the Havre Daily March 2, 2018, and carried in the Helena Independent a few days later.

Swanson’s taunting of conservatives who oppose the compact as being opposed to federalism is misplaced.  The compact does not embrace federalism; it embraces federalization — or federal control of the waters of western Montana! Most conservatives, Republicans and thousands of Montanans reject that idea. For...

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