"Obama Administration Cancels Energy Lease in Badger-Two Medicine"

"BLM concluded the Solenex lease violated National Environmental Policy Act, National Historical Preservation Act".

"The Obama administration has cancelled a disputed oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Thursday the Bureau of Land Management has cancelled a 6,200-acre lease in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The lease, currently held by Solenex LLC, was issued by the BLM in 1982 on land considered sacred to the Blackfeet tribes of the U.S. and Canada.

The cancellation is expected to be challenged in federal court by Solenex, a Louisiana company seeking to drill for oil and gas."

The Flathead Beacon had the story March 17, 2016.

Source: Flathead Beacon, 03/18/2016