Letters to the Editor

Public Land Give-Away

Senator Daines has introduced legislation to trade Federal coal and surface land to the Hope Family Trust. Though the bill is titled "The Crow Revenue Act" it was not introduced to benefit the Crow Nation. It benefits the owners of the Signal Peak Energy coal mine that is damaging range land, drying up springs and evicting ranchers who have worked this range for generations.

This mine has benefitted from a multitude of "tax incentives" amounting to millions of dollars lost to both Musselshell and Yellowstone counties. Now Senator Daines wants to trade 35 million tons of F...


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