MAY 21, 2001 Ten tribes and some environmental groups are protesting a Bureau of Land Management decision to allow a company to explore for oil on a sacred site in Montana. The permit granted to Anschutz Exploration Corp. requires the company not disturb ceremonies held at the site. But the tribes fear drilling will only lead to vandalism and abuse of the rock art and archaeological remains. Get the Story:
First Battle Begins Over Drilling Policy (The Los Angeles Times 5/21) Get BLM Documents:
Environmental Assessment: ANSCHUTZ EXPLORATION WEATHERMAN DRAW PROJECT (BLM 2/1)
Anschutz Exploration Corp. will be allowed to drill (BLM 2/6)
Weatherman Draw Oil and Gas Exploration (BLM 2/16) Related Stories:
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