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  • Confessions of a Methane Floozy

    An environmentalist who owns royalty interest in New Mexico oil and gas wells heads down to the San Juan Basin to talk to rancher Tweeti Blancett, driller Tom Dugan and others about the moral complexities inherent in Americans’ energy use

  • Tapping into energy's fringe

    As energy companies go after "unconventional" natural gas – such as tight-sands gas and coalbed methane –the environmental impacts are becoming increasingly apparent

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Drilling done right?

    Ted Turner's Northern New Mexican Vermejo Park Ranch is a showcase for "responsible" gas development, but critics fear the neighboring Valle Vidal won’t get the same five-star treatment.

  • Timber company collides with gas drillers

    Conservationists have struck a deal with Tembec Inc., a progressive Canadian timber company, to protect land west of Glacier and Waterton Lakes national parks from coalbed methane drilling

  • Buying time against the energy assault

    Bidding on oil and gas leases for conservation purposes in places like Delta County, Colo., could prove to be a risky strategy, some environmentalists warn

  • Oil and gas drilling could oust elk — and Boy Scouts

    Plans for oil, gas and coalbed methane development in northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal have aroused the opposition of environmentalists, ranchers, hunters, and the Boy Scouts

  • Gas wells wash out habitat

    Environmental scientist James Gore warns that the water that coalbed methane wells pours into streams could wipe out up to 30 aquatic species in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana

  • 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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