WPR News
1:05 pm
Thu December 8, 2005

Group Wants Stronger CBM Water Rules

Buffalo, Wy – Because of concerns over discharge water from Coalbed Methane Development a conservation group wants something done. Chairman of the Powder River Basin Resource Council Bob Loresh says they are submitting a petition to the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council asking that rules that regulate discharge water be changed. He says they want companies to be forced to use coalbed methane water in a beneficial way. Loresh says there are a number of things energy companies can do, but he says they resist because it costs money. Loresh says the Powder River Basin Resource Council is trying to better protect ranchers who can be negatively impacted by the discharge water.