Coalbed Methane - An Untapped Energy Resource and an Environmental Concern

USGS: Energy Resource Surveys Program

This USGS fact sheet discusses the environmental concerns of coalbed methane development. Topics include the concerns associated with water disposal, contribution of coal beds to atmospheric methane, the 1993 Climate Change Action Plan and the contamination of shallow aquifers from coalbed methane development.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , , Environmental ScienceWater Quality and Quantity, Air Quality
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work