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  • 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

  • Teddy Roosevelt would have put his foot down

    Mark Harvey attacks coalbed methane development in the West

  • Where the Antelope (and the Oil Companies) Play

    In Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin, a natural gas boom is threatening pronghorn antelope and other wildlife, and some Pinedale-area residents are beginning to fight back

  • A green light for methane development

    In the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, ranchers and environmentalists are fighting plans to drill up to 65,000 new coalbed methane wells

  • Judges rule gas leases are illegal

    Three judges say the BLM illegally leased coalbed methane rights in Wyoming's Powder River Basin without evaluating impacts - a ruling environmentalists say could affect similar leases across the West.

  • The coalbed methane super-prime

    The Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation is holding a two-day conference on "Regulation and Development of Coalbed Methane."

  • Backlash

    In Gallatin County, Mont., and Delta County, Colo., local citizens and county governments are fiercely resisting the recent, no-holds-barred push to drill for coalbed methane.

  • One Colorado county takes a stand

    Poor but coal-rich Delta County, Colo., made history when its county commissioners, responding to a determined citizens' movement, voted to deny four coalbed methane test wells and attach conditions to the drilling of a fifth.

  • A NIMBY and proud of it

    The term "NIMBY" is used as a term of abuse, but the writer says that when it comes to things like coalbed methane drilling on Colorado's Western Slope, he is eager and proud to declare: NOT IN MY BACKYARD.

  • Interior's conflicting interests

    Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles is accused by environmentalists of conflict of interest in his encouragement of coalbed-methane drilling in the Powder River Basin.

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