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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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Feds set timeline to decide on drilling lease near Glacier

HELENA, Mont. — U.S. government officials plan to decide this fall whether to take steps to lift the suspension of an oil and gas lease on land sacred to Native Americans or to begin the four-month process of canceling it, according to court documents filed Monday. The timeline for resolving the decades-old suspension of the lease in the Badger-Two Medicine ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of July 12th through July 17th. Enjoy! 5. ND oil and gas leaders: Lift the outdated export ban Lifting the decades old oil export ban remains a contentious issue. While those in opposition of the idea argue that it would cause wholesale and commercial ...

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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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