Bruce Farling en The costs of treating pollution <p>You pretty much can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting some politician, Chamber of Commerce spokesperson or tea party activist lecturing about how government spending is chaining future generations to a bottomless maw of debt and impoverishment.</p><p></p><p> To them, it’s always about protecting the future, the kids, grandkids. Fine.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:05:54 +0000 Bruce Farling 11710 at CSKT tribal water compact a good deal for Montana <p> Never underestimate the ability of fire-breathing propaganda to tie good natural resource policy in knots -- even when the misinformation operates against the very interests it purports to defend.</p><p></p><p> Good policy is exactly what the proposed water compact between the State of Montana and Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes represents. However, thanks to extremist opponents – and some otherwise reasonable non-tribal irrigators scared by fear mongering -- the Compact, years in the works, was high-centered at the last Montana Legislature, a necessary stop for its ratification.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:53:54 +0000 Bruce Farling 5057 at