Casper, Wy –
Saying it is not an easy task, Senator Craig Thomas says the Bureau of Land Management should perhaps be given a little slack on their handling of Coalbed Methane Development. Thomas understands both those drilling and those trying to limit environmental impacts have on occasion had reason to be mad at the Bureau. But Thomas says problems have ranged from staffing to the inability of all federal agencies to work together.
But Thomas disagrees with those who suggest the B-L-M is not funded well enough to handle the development. He simply points out that no matter what decision they make, in many instances, it will end up in court.