Chief Mountain Leased for Oil Development

UPDATE: Chief Mountain Leased for Oil Drilling  It's official, according to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records, the sacred Chief Mountain on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, has been leased for oil and gas drilling.  Back in May of 2013 the BIA approved leases to all of the Blackfeet controlled lands on the reservation, around Chief Mountain. I cant say whether the area will be drilled, but it is now under a 5 year lease.

chief mountain fall colors glacier national park (Tony Bynum/tonybynum.com)

This map shows the new leases around Chief Mountain. The area to the west is Glacier National Park.

Area in black is leased for oil drilling around chief mountain. The area to the left, or the west, it Glacier National Park
Area in black is leased for oil drilling around chief mountain. The area to the left, or the west, it Glacier National Park

Sincerely,

Tony Bynum