Coalbed Methane Development in the West: Primer

Gary Bryner, University of Colorado School of Law

This 352-page PDF document, compiled by the Colorado University School of Law, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of coalbed methane. This primer seeks to contribute to public policy making for CBM development by providing an accessible reference tool. The document is composed of four sections: 1) defining CBM, where it is found, and how it is developed; 2) the problems, conflicts and challenges associated with CBM development, including environmental concerns; 3) regulation of CBM development; and 4) suggestions to minimize environmental and other impacts of CBM extraction.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Policy Resources, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Focus on the Cretaceous: Human Impacts, Economic Resources
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy