Oil Company Agrees To Retire Badger-Two Medicine Lease
Wilderness advocates and a Texas oil company agreed Tuesday to end an oil and gas lease on land considered sacred to the Blackfeet Nation. The settlement permanently removes all but one of the development leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area.
Judge Hears Trump Administration Request To Dismiss Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit
A federal judge presided over a hearing this week in Great Falls that focused on a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit from Native American Tribes who want to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.
Jenn Rowell, founder and editor of The Electric in Great Falls covered Thursday’s hearing and joins us now to share her reporting.
Enviro Groups Call-Out BLM Appointee's Conflict Of Interest
A newly appointed Bureau of Land Management official needs to recuse himself from decisions related to the Badger-Two Medicine area because he has a conflict of interest. That's according to according to the environmental group Earthjustice.
TransCanada had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put the ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on hold while its appeal is pending, and allow the Calgary-based company to begin building the pipeline.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction.