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Jul 27, 2015

Tester: It’s time to protect Badger-Two Medicine


(U.S. Senate)-Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon ordered the U.S. Forest Service to establish a timeline for determining the future of conservation in the Badger-Two Medicine adjacent to Glacier National Park:

"There are certain places in this world where we just shouldn't drill. The Badger-Two Medicine has historical, cultural, and recreational significance that you simply can't put a price tag on. It's time the Forest Service recognizes the consensus of the folks who call this area home and protects this sacred land for future generations."

In 1984, a drilling moratorium was put in place to prevent oil and gas drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine. Since then, all but 18 of the original 47 drilling leases granted in the area have been voluntarily relinquished.

In March, Tester urged the Obama Administration to cancel all remaining oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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