The right to a clean and healthful environment is our legacy to future generations


Last updated 3/3/2023 at 11:26am

Is this the last time we’ll get to call Montana the “Last Best Place?” It seems that it could be the case if some Montana lawmakers get their way. As of this writing, more than 60 constitutional referenda have been drafted, some of which would change Montanans’ right to “a clean and healthful environment.”

In 1972, I was one of 100 Constitutional Convention Delegates that enshrined this groundbreaking, first-in-the-nation right to protect Montana’s land, air, and water for future generations. Like others, as a candidate for the Convention, I made the inclusion of such a prot...

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