Nestled between Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, this 130,000-acre expanse of wildlands is too wild to drill. While the area is managed by the Lewis and Clark National Forest, it is a holy place for the Blackfeet people who have used the Badger-Two Medicine for thousands of years. It is known as a place for prayer and vision quests.
Despite its unique qualities, the Badger-Two Medicine area was leased for energy development in the early 1980s under then-Secretary of the Interior James Watt. There are currently more than 40,000 acres of oil and gas leases remaining in the Badger-Two Medicine, and in 2014 one of the leaseholders filed a lawsuit to allow building a road, a temporary bridge and an exploratory drill pad into the heart of this roadless wild area.
The threat of industrial development in the sacred and ecologically diverse Badger-Two Medicine has galvanized the Blackfeet, Indian Country, conservationists and hunters and anglers to take action.
The Badger-Two Medicine is a place where culture and wildlands converge.
Building support to rid this area of controversial oil and gas leases.
A united chorus of voices support the Blackfeet Tribe’s call for lease cancellation.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
- Thursday, July 13, 2017
- Monday, March 27, 2017
On Thursday, March 23, it asked a court to stop a rule designed to ensure taxpayers get a fair return from oil, gas and coal sold from mines and wells on public lands by asking for a “stay.” The “Valuation Rule” was designed to prevent coal companies from pocketing
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle acknowledge the need to improve infrastructure in the U.S., and numerous pieces of legislation have been introduced in recent years to advance energy infrastructure in particular.