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June 28, 1999 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
At one of nature's grand intersections, where the northern Great Plains roll up against the soaring battlements of Glacier National Park, the federal government is paving the way for an industrial development of potentially dominating proportions.
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June 22, 2001 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial plan to explore for oil in a Montana valley adorned with indigenous rock art has been put on hold after tribal leaders offered to swap reservation land for the drill site, known as Weatherman Draw. The dispute over Weatherman Draw brought together several Indian tribes, the Sierra Club and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and marked the first test, outside Alaska, of the Bush administration's policy to open up more public land to energy exploration.
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September 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Forest Service placed Montana's Rocky Mountain Front off-limits to future oil and gas leasing, settling a bitter two-decade fight between energy interests and environmentalists over the 100-mile-long intersection of plains and mountains. The front, which extends from north of Helena to the southern tip of Glacier National Park, is home to threatened grizzly bears and big herds of elk, bighorn sheep and other mammals.
NEWS
June 28, 1999 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
At one of nature's grand intersections, where the northern Great Plains roll up against the soaring battlements of Glacier National Park, the federal government is paving the way for an industrial development of potentially dominating proportions.
NEWS
June 22, 2001 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial plan to explore for oil in a Montana valley adorned with indigenous rock art has been put on hold after tribal leaders offered to swap reservation land for the drill site, known as Weatherman Draw. The dispute over Weatherman Draw brought together several Indian tribes, the Sierra Club and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and marked the first test, outside Alaska, of the Bush administration's policy to open up more public land to energy exploration.
NEWS
September 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Forest Service placed Montana's Rocky Mountain Front off-limits to future oil and gas leasing, settling a bitter two-decade fight between energy interests and environmentalists over the 100-mile-long intersection of plains and mountains. The front, which extends from north of Helena to the southern tip of Glacier National Park, is home to threatened grizzly bears and big herds of elk, bighorn sheep and other mammals.
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