CBM bill fails despite governor's hopes

Cheyenne, WY – This year many were hoping the legislature would pass a bill regulating coalbed methane water that is discharged when gas is removed from the ground. But the bill failed in the State Senate.

The defeat was noted by the Governor as one of the major disappointments of the legislative session. Senate President John Schiffer agrees and admits he thought the bill was in good shape. But Schiffer hopes more education and discussion will lead to a compromise and that they will have more success next year.