by Dr. Ed Berry
A month or so ago, I tended to side with those who challenge the CSKT Water Compact. But a good scientist always looks for evidence that his theory is wrong.
Therefore, I took a few days and compared the written claims of Senator Verdell Jackson, Dr. Kate Vandemoer, and Attorney Richard Simms against the legal rebuttals by Attorney Helen Thigpen, Staff Attorney for the Montana Water Policy Committee, and Attorney Hertha Lund who represents the Montana Water Stewards, a private, non-partisan organization comprised of farmers and ranchers on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and their supporters.
As a “member of the jury” my conclusion is clear. The claims against the Compact do not stand up against their rebuttals. I put my reasons in the following 3 articles.
Yet after the Pachyderm meeting in Kalispell today, one well-known lady told me publicly in no uncertain terms that I “am wrong!”
OK, let this lady and anyone else who thinks I am wrong, please show me why in the comment sections of the 3 articles below.
Thanks and Merry Christmas,