The conservative case for the CSKT water compact

by Cory Swanson, Guest opinion, Daily Inter Lake July 29, 2018. In 2015, the Montana Legislature ratified the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ water compact with Montana, which settled all water rights claimed by the tribes under the 1855 Hellgate Treaty. This…

The Story of Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact

by Dr. Edwin Berry The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact may be the most important and controversial political issue in Montana’s history. This Montana story is not just about the Compact. This story is about the split in…

Very Conservative Evangelicals are bad for GOP

by Dr. Ed Berry (also published in Daily Inter Lake, October 4, 2015) Former Kalispell Mayor Tammi Fisher and Montana House Majority Leader Keith Regier have ignited a battle over conservative ideology. ( See their opinion letters in the Daily Inter Lake, September 9 and…

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…

Why Montana needs the Water Compact

by Dr. Ed Berry In late November 2014, before I studied the Compact, I opposed the Compact. But a good scientist always looks for evidence that his theory is wrong. So I set aside a few weeks to read the Compact, the…

Drought Insurance offer Expires May 1

by Dr. Ed Berry The year is 2025, ten years after the Montana legislature acted on the CSKT Water Compact. We look in on a Montana high school class as they discuss the 2015 vote on the Water Compact that…

Water Compact Decision Tree

by Dr. Ed Berry Compact opponents think, incorrectly, their every complaint against the Compact is a reason to reject the Compact. This is not true. Many complaints against the Compact, even if valid, are not reasons to reject the Compact. To…

Honor Roll

Because you supported the very important, bipartisan CSKT Water Compact, we elected you to this Honor Roll. You will receive our support in your future elections. [ninja_tables id=”37833″]

Litigation Process if Montana rejects Compact

by Colleen Coyle, former Senior Water Master, Montana Water Court On December 10, 2014, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission (RWRCC), and the United States reached agreement on a revised compact for…