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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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Agriculture secretary: Cancel leases on sacred land

HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has recommended the cancellation of long-suspended oil and gas drilling leases near Glacier National Park, federal officials disclosed Monday. The 18 leases are on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot Indian tribes of the United States and Canada. A drilling suspension has been in place since the early 1990s. The owner of ...

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Ex-Forest Service leaders urge cancellation of leases

KALISPELL, Mont. — Nineteen former U.S. Forest Service Leaders are asking federal officials to cancel all oil and gas leases on land east of Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native Americans. The Oct. 19 letter comes with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management set to decide whether to cancel a drilling lease owned by Louisiana-based ...

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US panel: Cancel drilling lease near Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. — A federal panel recommended Monday that the U.S. government cancel a long-suspended drilling lease on land near Montana’s Glacier National Park that is considered sacred to Native American tribes. The recommendation by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation comes as Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Solenex is suing the U.S. government to lift the decades-old suspension on the lease ...

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