© 2013 Concerned Citizens of Western Montana

Today is a very good day for opponents of the compact.

HB 629 (CSKT Compact) and HB 636 (Salomon’s Compact Implementation and Ratification Act) were both killed or tabled in their respective committees.  The legislative session is getting down to the wire, and the proponents of the compact are in trouble.

WE EXPECT BLAST MOTIONS TO TAKE ONE OR BOTH OF THESE BILLS TO THE FLOOR, SO IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT PEOPLE CONTACT THEIR LEGISLATORS TO ASK THEM TO RESIST A BLAST MOTION, AND TO VOTE AGAINST THESE BILLS.  See this post for additional information concerning that request: 

https://westernmtwaterrights.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/urgent-update-on-compact-bills-hb-629-and-hb-636/

So with all this in mind, you have to wonder about the timing of a supreme court decision on the LLC Suit.  It appears very coincidental, that on this very day, the Supreme Court decides to vacate both writs of Mandamus 02/15/13 and 12/14/12.  Here’s the wording from their website:

Order – the writ of mandate issued 2/15/13 and the alternative writ of mandate issued 12/14/12 are VACATED.  Opinion will follow.

Please note the words:  OPINION WILL FOLLOW.  Does this mean the court rushed to stop the momentum of opponents before their opinion / decision was ready?  Was it done this way to leave the public hanging with the impression that all is well with the Water Use Agreement?  Their decision can be found at the following link:

http://supremecourtdocket.mt.gov/search/case?case=15985

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