More on Public Lands
Both sides of the political aisle in the House of Representatives lauded an omnibus package of public lands legislation on Tuesday before passing the measure 363-62.
Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, highlighted the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act in his floor speech, noting it represented the will of the local community.
“The consensus was clear — they don’t want mining in the Paradise Valley,” Gianforte said. “This will permanently ban mining on 30,000 acres of public land just outside Yellowstone National Park.”