Environment & Energy Report

Green Groups Attack GOP’s Daines for Billionaire Landowner Ties

Sept. 8, 2020, 10:00 AM

The political action committees of two environmental groups are pouring $3 million into new television ads attacking Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) for his record on public lands and ties to billionaire landowners.

The spots, dubbed “The Highest Bidder,” criticize the incumbent for campaign contributions from real estate interests and Dan and Farris Wilks—Texan brothers who are the largest individual landowners in Montana. League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and Environmental Defense Fund Action Votes will run the ads for two weeks beginning Tuesday in the Butte, Bozeman, Billings, Helena, and Great Falls media markets.

Daines was invited to the White House in August for the signing ceremony for the Great American Outdoors Act.
Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

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