Letter to the Editor - Daines and Gianforte must take immediate action on CSKT Compact


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 2:18pm


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water users across Montana. It passed the Montana Legislature with bipartisan support and was signed by the governor in 2015. All major ag organizations support the CSKT.

The first letter I sent as president of Montana Farmers Union was to Sen. Steve Daines asking him to reintroduce the CSKT Water Compact. Sen. Jon Tester had introduced the CSKT Water Compact to the Senate during the 114th Congress in May of 2016...

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