"US To Cancel Lease on Land Sacred To Blackfoot Indian Tribes"

"BILLINGS, Mont. — The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.

Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982, when the government issued the lease without consulting the tribes.

But the legal maneuvering in the case might not be over: The law firm representing the lease owner, Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, indicated it would challenge any attempt to cancel the lease."

Matthew Brown reports for the Associated Press November 24, 2015.

Source: AP, 11/24/2015