Congress gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill to allow the tribes on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana to lease their water to surrounding communities. The bill authorizes the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes to enter into a lease or other arrangement as part of their water compact with the state. The tribes plan to sign a deal with the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association needs. The bill now goes onto President Bush for his signature. Get the Story:
Congress passes tribal water rights bill
(The Billings Gazette 12/6)
Get the Bill:
S.1219 | H.R.2978
Fort Peck Tribes - http://www.fortpecktribes.org
House passes Fort Peck Reservation water bill
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