TD and redneck have hit the nail on the head.
Most of these people don't care if we float through their property. They do care if we float through and catch the fish they are charging others to access. Many of them have re-shaped and stocked their segments of stream to be able to charge lots of money on a per rod basis for access to the river. While our interest of access are interrelated, the impact of taking a dory through and floating through in a kayak are very different. This bill is a political landmine. The politicians will awake a sleeping giant when sections of the Colorado, Arkansas, Gunnison, etc are suddenly closed off after land owners are empowered by this bill. Access to this resource (Rivers) will be limited to an elite class within 300 yard segments of property lines. All I can say to the politicians is be careful what you ask for.
The citizens of each town in which these articles are published should be writing the editor and asking how they could publish propaganda from a paid source as news?