Coal-bed Methane Gas Development in Montana, Some Biological Issues

Steve Regele, Judd Stark, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

This 11-page Department of Environmental Quality report discusses biological issues that are expected to occur from coalbed methane development in Montana. These issues include dewatering of local and regional aquifers; decreased surface water availability in some areas; increased surface water flows in areas receiving CBM discharges in other
areas; water quality effects of CBM development discharges on waters and biota receiving the CBM discharges; and creation of significant surface disturbances from CBM facility and service road construction.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science