Here’s a non-surprise: After the Solonex lawsuit forced the federal government to take an official stance on the issue of energy leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region, attorneys on both sides want to move the discussion behind closed doors for a while . . .
The Interior Department and a Louisiana energy company are asking a federal judge to pause court proceedings in a dispute over a drilling lease near Glacier National Park.
Attorneys for the two sides said in a Wednesday court filing that they want more time to see if they can resolve the case outside of court.
They asked U.S. District Judge Richard Leon to put the case on hold until Jan. 8.