In Montana, The Next Arctic Refuge Debate

The Montana Front lands join America's heated debate over energy production and wildlife.
October 31, 2003, 4am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Modern conservationists call this wild country 'the American Serengeti.' But unlike the African Serengeti, Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, a 100-mile stretch of glacier-sculpted peaks and valleys held by the US Forest Service and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has only temporary protection against oil and gas drilling... That could change. In a debate starkly reminiscent of the battle over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the Montana Front lands are the latest to join America's heated debate over energy production and wildlife."

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Published on Thursday, October 30, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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