Coalbed Methane Drilling Plan Proceeds as BLM Rejects Enviro’s Petition

Greenwire: The Bureau of Land Management has dismissed a formal challenge to an agency plan that would allow nearly 500 coalbed methane wells to be drilled in an undeveloped section of northeast Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The decision (pdf) to authorize the drilling project in Fortification Creek also marked the completion of an environmental assessment (EA) calling for a "performance-based" approach and phased drilling over a 10-year period. Each phase would proceed only after the agency determines that......

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