TU Asks for Montana Drilling Setbacks

July 29, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Apparently residents of the Montana valley where the movie “The Horse Whisperer” was filmed aren’t the only ones who think that setting up drilling equipment on the banks of the Boulder River is a bad idea. Trout Unlimited just stepped up to the plate and asked the state to reconsider the lack of restrictions in recently auctioned oil and gas leases. “The conservation group is pushing for half-mile setbacks on the best trout streams in the BLM’s Billings region, which includes a big chunk of the Yellowstone and Stillwater rivers and a small portion of the Boulder River north of Big Timber.” Daniel Person in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.