Corporation Allowed to Drill Despite Native American Protests

May 23, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On May 23, 2001, The New York Times reported that "despite protests by environmentalists and American Indians, the Bureau of Land Management ruled this week to allow exploratory drilling of one oil well in southern Montana...The drilling site is a quarter-mile from ancient rock art or other historic places. Tribal leaders from Oklahoma and Montana...continue to hold religious ceremonies in the area they consider sacred."