29 Nov '15, 4pm

Drilling lease near @GlacierNPS will be canceled after 30 years of debate>

Update, 11/2/15: The U.S. Forest Service has recommended to the Department of the Interior that it cancel all leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region after finding that industrial development would cause irreversible harm to the cultural and natural resources of the area. The announcement comes on the heels of a request by Blackfeet cultural leaders to reopen a 1993 lawsuit challenging the federal oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region. 10 In September 2015, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recommended that the government cancel the Solenex lease , along with the other remaining leases in the area, after determining that oil and gas development would ruin the area’s cultural and traditional values for the Blackfeet. A month later, Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recommended to the Interior Department that it cancel all leases in t...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/features/badger-two-medicine

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