Water Rights/Use Articles
Ag groups, State prevail in water rights case
4/15/2021 4:25:00 PM
The Montana Farm Bureau is applauding a success story with the First Judicial District Court – Lewis & Clark County, dismissing the Advocates for School Trust Lands case. The State of Montana was a defendant in the water rights case.
Farm Bureau cheers repeal of onerous water rule
9/13/2019 8:44:00 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said WOTUS vastly and unclearly expanded the definition of “Waters of the United States” beyond the limits imposed by Congress and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal Court sends illegal water rule back to EPA
8/23/2019 10:31:37 AM
A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act because of its “vast expansion of jurisdiction over waters and land traditionally within the states’ regulatory authority.”
Farm Bureau applauds state land water bill becoming Montana law
5/22/2019 12:12:23 PM
HB 286 clarifies that the state of Montana may only obtain an ownership interest in a water right or ground water development works if a court determines the state is an owner of that water right or if the state is in possession of a deed transferring ownership of the water right.
Farm Bureau applauds signing of new proposed Clean Water Rule
12/11/2018 2:59:46 PM
“It’s fantastic to see common sense has returned to Washington, D.C. and especially to the EPA. This new rule will provide a clear direction for farmers and communities to follow” said McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville.
WOTUS ruling sets dangerous precedent; time to Ditch the Rule
8/17/2018 9:51:00 AM
South Carolina District Court’s injunction of the Waters of the United States ruling further emphasizes the importance of passing legislation that once and for all drives a stake in the 2015 rule and sends EPA back to the table to draft a workable solution.