Coalbed Methane: Drilling Firm Has Plans

Scott McMillion, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

This article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle describes the initial reaction of residents to news that a multinational company has bought leases on the mineral rights for 18,500 acres of land in a residential area located 12 miles outside of Bozeman, Montana. The article also gives a brief account of coalbed methane extraction, and outlines the problems of Montana's "split estate" that allows separate ownership of mineral and surface rights.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Minerals, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Biogeoscience