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Daines touts bill to release wilderness study areas in Senate hearing

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February 8, 2018View for printing

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines testified before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, touting his Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act as a tool to open Montana's public lands to a wider set of uses.

If implemented, Senate Bill 2206 would release five Wilderness Study Areas totaling nearly 500,000 acres in Montana from further review as potential wilderness.

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Reader Comments:

This is wrong on so many levels and DOES NOT have the support of Montana's people.

The recreation and tourism economies are among the biggest in Montana and this legislation sends a message to those interested in visiting Montana that we're taking away potential areas that remain untouched by man for them to visit.

This legislation should be removed from consideration immediately before even more damage is done. It's our future.

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