High court lets Trout Unlimited in on water claims
CBU opinion: This sets a precedence of TU coming in and filing a lawsuit on well water rights of your home, farm, ranch and city water usage be it from rivers or wells. This gives TU another way to abuse the Equal Access to Justice Act and taking more money from the taxpayers through frivolous lawsuits.
The Montana Supreme Court says Trout Unlimited can dispute water rights claims even though it doesn’t have a claim to the water itself.
The ruling overturns a Montana Water Court decision which had only allowed objections in ongoing cases by those with a water right elsewhere in a basin.