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No deal in Montana energy lease dispute; lawsuit to proceed

View of Glacier National Park in Montana seen from a trail. (Image: Wes via Flickr)

BILLINGS, Mont. — Court documents indicate the U.S. government has failed to reach an agreement with the owner of a long-delayed energy lease near Glacier National Park. The Interior Department is planning to cancel the 6,200-acre lease in northwestern Montana. It’s located in the Badger-Two Medicine area just south of Glacier — land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of ...

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Firm objects to delay in drilling on land sacred to Indians

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Louisiana company seeking to drill for natural gas on Montana land held sacred by some American Indians objected to a 75-day review period sought by a federal panel considering the proposal. After decades of bureaucratic delays, Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge hoped to begin drilling this summer on its more than 9-square-mile federal energy lease in ...

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Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government’s suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana’s Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer. The 6,200-acre lease is on land sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. It was suspended by the U.S. Interior ...

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