The yearly Montana State University-Billings political poll is out and, on most issues, it shows that Montanans are in a decidedly conservative mood with large majorities opposing new gun laws, believing that the federal government is too big, and disapproving of President Barack Obama to name just a few of the poll results.
In the face of growing skepticism from Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester appeared to double down on his support for a highly controversial new EPA water regulation this week. As reported by Media Trackers Tester recently joined with Democrats to block a measure which would have permanently killed the EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).
An EPA regulation change heavily backed by President Obama was proposed as legislation in 2009 by then-Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D). After voters showed Feingold the door, the Obama EPA went ahead and used its regulatory powers to implement the change.
After months of silence on the implementation of the President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, U.S Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) went on the record this week with a passively worded statement which touted the Senator’s “concerns” for the rule.