CHEYENNE-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has joined critics of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's proposed rule for ensuring the quality of water discharged from coal-bed methane wells. Meanwhile, the state Environmental Quality Council posponed any decision on the rule until Nov. 16. The council had been scheduled to decide on the rule this week. The council is a governor-appointed board that approves state environmental rules and regulations. last week, the Department of Environmental Quality withdrew its proposed coal-bed methane water rule from consideration by the council. Click here for the full story from the Casper Star-Tribune
Oct 02, 2009
According to Clark Resource Council, a citizens' environmental group, Windsor Energy Group, LLC recently put its assets up for bid and has explained, at a recent public meeting, that the benzene contamination created by a gas well blowout three years ago has exceeded regulatory levels in a nearby creek. The council is concerned that the company may declare bankruptcy and discontinue work on the cleanup. For the full story, click here.