Governor Vetoes Cyanide Leach Mining Bill

In what you’d have to describe as a strong political statement, Montana’s Governor Schweitzer applied a hot branding iron “veto” to some of the Montana State Legislature’s nuttier legislation, including SB 306 — the cyanide leach mining bill which had been largely rejected by voters twice before.

It’s gratifying to see him apply the veto he promised, but then you realize he had to apply the veto, and you wonder how things got that far out of hand.

Wayne at the WillFishForWork blog offers a Montanan’s perspective on the whole sordid affair, and I suspect — given the volume of nutjob legislation coming out of the state — we’ll be hearing more from Big Sky Country soon.

See you at the capital, Tom Chandler.