Moratorium Imposed on Coalbed Methane Drilling

Scott McMillion, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

This article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle describes the creation of a temporary ban on coalbed methane development near Bozeman, Montana. The local county commission created an emergency zoning district and installed a set of regulations that would give county officials a say in how drilling is conducted. This example shows how citizens and local politicians have tried to prevent energy development in their area.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Topics: Energy/Material cycles
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy