2007 CBM News

December 30, 2007

Methane water: Some want to use it, others want to lose it-by Brantley Hargrove, News-Record Writer-Water. It's the element on which the fate of a ranch depends. They prosper or fail because of a wealth or dearth of it.

December 7, 2007

Revisions may limit oil, gas water discharge-By Ruffin Prevost, Billings Gazette-- Ranchers, environmentalists and oil and gas industry representatives are expected to comment Friday on proposed changes to state rules governing the quality of discharged water and its effect on crops and animals.

November 14,2007

Judge Rules for State in Dispute over Coalbed Methane Water Rules-by Staff and Wire Reports-A judge has ruled that state courts lack the authority to order Gov. Dave Freudenthal to approve regulations to limit water discharged by coal-bed methane wells.....

October 8, 2007

Drainages retain protection-by Brodie Farquhar-Three tributary drainages of Crazy Woman Creek, between Kaycee and Buffalo, will continue to have basic environmental protection, after two Wyoming conservation groups won.........

August 15, 2007

Board won't hear water concerns-By Brodie Farquhar-The chairwoman of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opened Tuesday's meeting in Casper by expressing pleasure that she just received two bottles of water .....

August 12, 2007

"No one is neutral" in water fight-by Kim McGuire, Denver Post- Out on CX Ranch- a patch of ponderosa-pine prairie straddling the Wyoming-Montana boarder- water is hard to come by.

August 9, 2007

Land Board Sets Bad Precedent with "Agent"-By Star-Tribune Editorial Board-Wyoming's Board of Land Commissioners should reverse its decision to appoint energy companies as "agents of the state" in a land access dispute......

August 8, 2007

Land Access Fight Heats Up-By Dustin Bleizeffer, CST-A landowner disputes the state's assertion that it can appoint energy companies to act as "agents of the state" in order to cross his private surface to access state land in the absence of an easement........

July 29, 2007

Group join to stop CBM development-By Gazette News Service-Eight conservation groups filed a second appeal with the U.S. Department of Interior's Board of Land Appeals...............

July 21, 2007

Panel backs limits on coalbed methane water use.-By The Associated Press. A state task force has proposed what could be the first limits on the amount of water that can be pumped form the ground during production of coalbed methane in Wyoming.......

July 20, 2007

Panel: Flood or Ditch-By Dustin Bleizeffer-Groundwork has been set that could limit the volume of water produced from coal-bed methane wells. But much legal and legislative scrutiny lies ahead........

Ditching idea draws mixed reviews-By Dustin Bleizeffer-If landowners don't want coal-bed methane water to flood their low-lying pasture land.......

June 25,2007

State moves to dismiss CBM suit. By The Associated Press-Attorney General Pat Crank says the stat's courts lack the authority to order Gov. Dave Freudenthal to approve regulations to limit the amount of water discharge........

June 24, 2007

Water drives legal issues in CBM debate.-By Dustin Bleizeffer. The state and the Powder River Basin Resource Council exchanged a legal volley this week over coal-bed methane water.......

June 22, 2007

In Face of drought, ag group pushed for CBM water conservation-By Dustin Bleizeffer. In 2006 more than 25 billion gallons of water were pumped from Wyoming's aquifers to produce coal-bed methane gas....

June 16, 2007

Ranchers Sue on CBM Water-By Star-Tribune Staff. Two Campbell County ranch couples are suing the Wyoming Board of Control and the State engineer's office, contending their operations have been damaged by inadequate regulation of coal-bed methane discharge water......

May 23, 2007

Group Appeals Gov's Veto-By Dustin Bleizeffer. A conservation group went to court Tuesday to challenge the legality of Gov. Dave Freudenthal's executive action against new rules......

Group Appeals Gov's Decision to Court-By Dustin Bleizeffer. Gov. Dave Freduenthal's dismissal of a rule by the Environmental Quality Council regarding coal-bed methane water will face a legal.......

CBM Water Fight Explores Gov's Authority-By Dustin Bleizeffer. When Gov. Dave Freudenthal refused in April to ratify the Environmental Quality Council's rule regarding coal-bed methane water......

May 22, 2007

Resource Council Takes Methane Petition to Court-By Brant Hargrove, News-Record Writer. A Conservation group whose petition for more stringent rules on coal-bed methane water discharge was rejected by.....

April 26, 2007

Powder River's Steve Adami (center), testified before a Congressional Committee on the federal oil and gas in April along with Western Colorado Congress' Peggy Utesch (left) and Northern Plains' Roger Muggli (right).

February 11, 2007

Take Politics,Proganda out of CBM Water Dispute-The following Op-Ed was submitted by several Powder River members and published in the Casper Star Tribune on Sunday, February 11, 2007.