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Congress tackles ‘sue and settle’

Litigation tactics by outside activist groups have served to totally derail business operations, according to cattle producer testimony.

If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called “sue and settle” abuse. That's the message that Darcy Helmick, land manager for Simplot Land & Livestock, stressed to Congress in recent subcommittee testimony.

Helmick testified before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform's subcommittee on intergovernmental affairs and subcommittee on the interior, energy and env

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