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Appeal in Northern Cheyenne Tribe's drilling case

The Bureau of Land Management and an energy company are appealing the Northern Cheyenne Tribe's victory in a coalbed methane drilling case, The Billings Gazette reports.

A federal judge ruled that the BLM's study was flawed. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals later issued an injunction barring new drilling in the Powder River Basin of Montana.

Separately, the judge held that BLM failed to consult the tribe under the National Historic Preservation Act.. He said the agency failed to determine whether cultural resources will be harmed by drilling.

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BLM, Fidelity appeal federal court ruling (The Billings Gazette 6/15)

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