BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park that's sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of Montana and Canada.
The agency said Tuesday it had notified lease owners in Nebraska and Texas of the cancellations.
The undeveloped leases were issued in the 1980s in the Badger Two-Medicine area. That's the site of the creation story for Montana's Blackfeet Nation and the Blackfoot tribes of Canada.