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Catch the 36-year pass

Here’s my 2-minute presentation to the HJ Committee on April 11. This is the big picture of the Compact. If you don’t get it then Tea Party “smart dust” has turned your brain into a goverment-controlled machine. – Ed by Dr. Ed Berry Catch the 36-year pass. We are in the 1970’s. The federal government is helping …

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Good bye, Montana … your Tea Party killed you

by Dr. Ed Berry This is the story of how Montana’s Compact Commission protected Montana’s Flathead Valley water from calls by Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by assigning this water to the CSKT with an agreement by the CSKT to not call this water. This is the story of how Montana’s evangelical Tea Party legislators killed the Compact, …

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Water Compact Denier

 They won’t let me modify the negotiated Compact. It’s unconstitutional. I can’t vote for an unconstitutional bill even if it would be good for Montana. I know, all the professional compact attorneys say it’s constitutional but I don’t trust attorneys. I can interpret the Hellgate treaty and all its case law better than any attorney. I don’t …

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Compact Opponents Exposed

by Dr. Ed Berry But the reality is today’s conservatives are not being led by those with intelligence; they are being led by those who repeat the never-ending mantra of the Tea Party’s fear-mongering – which is increasingly accepted as being the hallmark of a true conservative. – Tom Muri, Daily Inter Lake, April 5, …

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The Three Threats of the CSKT Water Compact

by Dr. Ed Berry The CSKT Water Compact debate includes includes three “threats.” 1. Opponents claim the CSKT “threatens” them. Compact opponents claim the CSKT’s required legal alternative to file 10,000 water rights claims is a “threat.” Compact opponents pound their chests and shout, “No one threatens me! I’ll fight the Injuns in court.” These opponents would stand in …

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JR Iman: Vote for the Compact

by JR Iman, President, Painted Rocks Water Users Association The Bitterroot Valley includes a diverse community of businesses and a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. A fundamental requirement to business success and property values alike is an assurance that core assets are viable and reasonably reliable year after year. For those of us involved in Bitterroot …

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Senator Jackson wants all Montanans to risk their future on his personal opinion

by Dr. Ed Berry There’s the story about two hunters, Fred and Joe, who see a bear running towards them. Joe takes off his boots and ties on his track shoes. Fred says, “Why put on your track shoes? You still can’t outrun that bear.” Joe says, “I don’t have to outrun that bear. I only have …

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Alfred DuMontier: Support the Compact

by Alfred DuMontier, Arlee, Montana Nobody should have to waste their hard earned money on unnecessary and avoidable litigation. Not passing the CSKT Water Compact will make it necessary for water users to appear in court to defend their water rights. This will cost taxpayers millions and individual farmers and ranchers thousands, not to mention the decades …

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Walt Sales: Support the Compact

by Walt Sales, Manhatta​n, ​Montana The future of our water resources hangs in the balance. The decision that legislators make on the CSKT Water Compact will either provide water and property rights certainty or condemn thousands of farmers, ranchers, and irrigators to decades of legal battles and millions of dollars of unnecessary legal costs. Unfortunately, out-of-state activists …

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Montana and CSKT support Water Compact

Farmers, ranchers, irrigators, and water users from across the Flathead Valley gathered this afternoon to show their support of the CSKT Water Compact. Nearly fifty individuals attended to listen to Governor Bullock’s address to the CSKT Tribal Council on legislative progress, including the status of the CSKT Water Compact. “I’m here simply to show my …

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Rick Hill: CSKT Compact is fiscally responsible

by Rick Hill, Montana Congressman 1997-2001, Candidate for Governor 1012 After extensively reviewing the proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai water compact agreement and its related appendices, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for the legislature to approve the water compact negotiated by the state of Montana and the Tribes. There are certain …

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Hertha Lund: Why I support the Compact

by Attorney Hertha Lund, published in Western Ag Reporter on March 12, 2015, PDF here.  There are few rural Montanans who haven’t heard about the CSKT Water Compact. I’m a Montana rancher and lawyer who is working for a group of Montana irrigators. My clients support the Compact and believe its approval is essential to their future …

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