In Brief: Senator eyes federal protections for Montana’s rivers

The Washington Post reports that Montana’s senior senator, Jon Tester, is pushing legislation to protect 336 miles of river. Tester’s proposed Montana Headwaters Legacy Act would place 17 targeted rivers under landmark federal law that has historically helped preserve “outstandingly remarkable” features of more than 12,700 miles of wild and scenic waterways across the country. The safeguards can block dams, transmission lines, and most anything else that would pollute the water or sully the view.

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