Paul Nettleton is considered a hero by other ranchers for standing up to the federal government to defend his water rights. Now, lawmakers want to pay his legal fees.
Paul Nettleton is considered a hero by other ranchers for standing up to the federal government to defend his water rights. Now, lawmakers want to pay his legal fees. Darin Oswald Idaho Statesman file
Paul Nettleton is considered a hero by other ranchers for standing up to the federal government to defend his water rights. Now, lawmakers want to pay his legal fees. Darin Oswald Idaho Statesman file
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House says public dollars should pay for ranchers’ legal fees in water fight

March 19, 2018 04:13 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."