And here, Ken McDonald, FWP Wildlife Bureau Chief says, "FWP would lose eligibility to participate in federal aid programs and administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service as well as several other programs, and as a result we would have an impact of a loss of about $22-million dollars to Fish, Wildlife, and Parks."
But a state rep. get's it right:
Representative Kerns argues the fiscal note only proves that Montana is too tied up with federal dollars. He says the money doesn't exist, and the federal government is only trying to bribe Montana with debt.
No mention in either article of how much the ESA is costing the state.
Besides, no one ever said freedom was free.