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By Andi Bourne

Senator Tester Pushes Forward with Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act Despite Rice Ridge Fire


October 5, 2017

Created by Andi Bourne

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the more than 160,000-acre Rice Ridge Fire, U.S. Senator Jon Tester continues to pursue the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act. While many of the supporters and those opposed remain unchanged in their opinion of the legislation, all voiced concerns about forest management, policy and funding issues need to be addressed in response to the Rice Ridge Fire.

Sen. Tester requested the BCSA be included in a legislative hearing from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sept. 6 after initially introducing the Act in February.

"Montanans have spent over...

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