Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Killdeer Mountains drilling upsetting to some


Published October 23, 2012, 08:48 AM

Killdeer Mountains drilling upsetting to some

KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) — Plans for more oil drilling near the Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota are upsetting at least one area rancher and an American Indian tribe member.
KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) — Plans for more oil drilling near the Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota are upsetting at least one area rancher and an American Indian tribe member.

The state Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division is holding a hearing Wednesday in Bismarck on new drilling sites in the state, including some that are in the vicinity of the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield State Historic Site and also Medicine Hole, a cave-like site in the mountains that has been part of Indian lore for decades.

Rancher Loren Jepson tells The Dickinson Press that he's hired an attorney to fight new drilling.

Fort Berthold Community College instructor Delvin Driver Sr. says land in the Killdeer Mountains area is sacred to native people, and more oil drilling could interfere with religious experiences.

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