Obama administration cancels oil and gas leases on Blackfeet tribe’s sacred grounds

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Mufson, Steve. Obama administration cancels oil and gas leases on Blackfeet tribe’s sacred grounds. Washington Post. 2016.
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2016
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Washington Post
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The Interior Department on Wednesday announced a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe. “This is the right action to take on behalf of current and future generations,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on the department’s Web site. She said it would protect the region’s “rich cultural and natural resources and recognizes the irreparable impacts that oil and gas development would have on them.”

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oil, fossil fuels, spill, leak, environmental hazard, pollution, sovereignty, self-determination

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