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Daines to introduce bill to resolve issues in CSKT water compact

Tester applauds work to have compact approved


December 6, 2019

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Thursday he is going to introduce a bill after reaching an agreement with the Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for a permanent water settlement.

“After years of negotiations and hard work, I’m pleased to announce we have reached a new agreement that permanently settles a century old water dispute in Montana and protects the water rights of all Montanans,” Daines said in a release. “The ‘Montana Water Rights Protection Act’ will permanently eliminate almost all of CSKT’s water claim rights across Montana with prejudice, save taxpaye...

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