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Coal company starts exploratory drilling on Crow Reservation

Filed Under: Business | Environment
More on: coal, crow, energy, montana

Cloud Peak Energy will start exploratory drilling under a coal development agreement with the Crow Tribe of Montana.

The reservation is home to a 1.4-billion ton coal reserve. Cloud Peak will be confirming the quantity and quality of the deposit over the next year, a spokesperson told the Associated Press.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the agreement last June.

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Cloud Peak starts exploration work on Crow coal reserve (AP 6/8)

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