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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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Montana tribe breaks off talks over drilling on sacred land

BILLINGS, Mont. — An American Indian tribe in Montana has taken the rare step of breaking off formal talks with the U.S. government and a Louisiana company that has been seeking for decades to drill for natural gas on land considered sacred by the Blackfeet people. Blackfeet tribal leaders said that after three rounds of negotiations, they remain steadfast 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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