PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20045
No(s). 10-218 (U.S. Feb 22, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision that Montana may charge rent from an electric company that owns dams on the Missouri, Madison, and Clark Fork rivers. The Montana Supreme Court held that title to the riverbeds passed to Montana when it became a state in 1889 and awarded alm...