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  • Doubling density near Durango

    The La Plata County commissioners have signed two deals allowing energy companies to double the density of coalbed methane wells near Durango, Colo.

  • Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas

    Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas

    Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, facing a tough re-election campaign, takes a friendlier tack towards the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd.

  • Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming

    Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming

    And the state is starting to come to terms with an orphaned gas well problem.

  • U.S. Department of Energy elbows in on Clean Water Act

    The federal Energy Department and the state of Wyoming have challenged Montana’s plan to establish pollution controls for coalbed methane wells

  • Rural residents split over coalbed methane

    In Montana’s Powder River County, the group Citizens for Resource Development wants to encourage coalbed methane drilling, while next door in Rosebud County, the Northern Plains Resource Council is fighting hard against it

  • Gas industry gets cracking

    Environmentalists and landowners are worried about the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract coalbed methane, but the industry – and the EPA – are carefully protecting the process and its secrets

  • State struggling to keep up with CBM

    A state task force says pollution regulations for coalbed methane wells are severely under-enforced in Wyoming

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