Bullock to Gianforte: "I Don't Need Your Permission"

New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte's lawsuit against the state of Montana to eliminate a public stream access easement on his property was a key topic during yesterdays debate. 

When Gianforte tried to deflect on his record of blocking stream access by inviting Steve to fish on his property, Steve reminded Gianforte how stream access laws work:

As Attorney General, one of the first cases I brought was or got to defend in the state of Montana was against out-of-state interests trying to eliminate our Stream Access laws. As Attorney General helped pass the first stream access law in 28 years about the same time that Mr. Gianforte was filing suit against the state. Thanks for the invitation but the beauty is that’s a public right away. I don’t need your permission...



"New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte simply doesn't understand stream access laws in Montana," said Jason Pitt, a spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. "When he isn't misleading Montanans about filing suit the state, he's issuing permission slips for us to access a public right of way."


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