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Water Rights

Read the latest news from the Montana Farm Bureau Federation on water issues and Montana water rights:

  • Montana Farm Bureau dismayed at water protection bill failure November 3, 2015 The Montana Farm Bureau is extremely disappointed that the Senate failed to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.  Particularly frustrating is that Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), voted against the cloture motion, blocking the final vote on S 1140. The bill, if passed, would have sent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back to ...
  • Montana Farm Bureau applauds stay of Water of U.S. Rule October 9, 2015 The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the Sixth Circuit Court for ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The court has listened to reason, as the judges expressed strong concerns over the legality of this rule. These concerns are what Farm Bureau has ...
  • Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA July 31, 2015 A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA officials ...