News for Immediate Release
Nov. 16, 2016
Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, [email protected]
BHA Statement on Cancellation of Badger-Two Medicine Leases
MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today commended the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement that 15 of the remaining oil and gas drilling leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Lewis & Clark National Forest will be cancelled.
BHA National Board Chairman Ryan Busse, a Kalispell resident, issued the following statement:
“The Badger-Two Medicine is a place that unites cultures and generations. People have been refilling their souls there for as long as anyone can remember. It’s sacred to us all for good reason – and is not a place for industrial development. On behalf of public lands sportsmen, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers offers thanks to the Blackfeet Nation, Interior Secretary Jewell and Sen. Jon Tester for their tireless efforts in achieving this victory.”
The Badger-Two Medicine area lies between the Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park. Two oil and gas leases in the region remain; efforts by tribal members, conservationists and sportsmen to cancel those remaining leases continue.
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