Thanks very much for posting this Lee Ann.
In this particular instance I think Montana was lucky to have a governor that has a background in ecology. Many states would have felt the need to hire consultants to figure out what needed to be done, and thus add vast amounts of time and money to the cleanup process. With Montana's executive already having a scientific background into what would and wouldn't work they didn't have to go through that nonsense.
I remember reading a joke about the gov. of California coming upon a rabid coon. Coon has to be caged. Ecological study done. Area marked off. Costs skyrocket.15k min.
Gov. of Montana sees a rabid coon. Pulls gun shoots. Cost,2.00.
should add a few bucks for accelerant to burn said animal as to not infect others.Unless you build a big enough wood fire to properly do the job.