Company proposing testing for oil, gas potential near Lima, MT.

A Nevada energy company is planning to conduct seismic testing near Lima this year to determine the potential for oil and gas drilling.

Green River Energy Resources filed a notice of intent to conduct the testing along 26 miles of seismic lines on state and federal land west of Lima. The lands are a mix of state, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management property near the Big Sheep Creek drainage.

BLM officials expressed concerns about the testing’s impacts on area wildlife, especially in spring and summer when Green River is proposing the work. The testing involves underground blasting.

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