Oppose Missouri River Designations Petition and Call
PETITION OF THE FIFTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE FOR A CALL OF SPECIAL SESSION
WHERE AS: the majority of Montanans' oppose the redesignation of the Missouri River,and
WHERE AS: the Missouri River is protected by the 1968 WILD AND SCENIC RIVERSACT, the Montana State Sub Division Law and the County Development Regulations, and
WHERE AS: expanding the existing designation will incorporate more private and stateland holdings under the federal management plans, and
WHERE AS: the Constitution of the United State of America, Article 4, Section 3 givesexclusive authority over public lands to Congress, and
WHERE AS: House Resolution 1487 requires the President of the United States ofAmerica to seek public input and to consult with elected officials of the affected state at least60 days before he takes any action, now
THEREFORE: We the Legislature of the State of Montana respectfully request theSecretary of the Interior, Mr. Bruce Babbitt, to set aside any new proposed designation andsupport the proven management practices that have maintained the pristine conditions of theMissouri River since first traversed by the Corp of Discovery in 1804.