October 10, 2019 VOM Podcast

PNWER President Mike Cuffe: USMCA, Columbia River Treaty – Time to “Get ‘Er Done”

Will the modernization of the 1960’s Columbia River Treaty be a benefit or a detriment to Montana? It could be both. Listen to the podcast to hear State Senator Mike Cuffe, President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) discuss two key issues surrounding the treaty, that of selenium pollution and compensation for power generation.

Cuffe, who represents Montana Senate District 1, which borders British Columbia, also called on Congress to ratify the USMCA, the re-negotiated NAFTA treaty that has been tentatively approved by all three countries (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico) but sits idle on the desk of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.