EQC Will Consider New CBM Rules

Buffalo, Wy – The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will consider some new regulations to try and get a better handle on Coalbed Methane discharge water. Currently most water pumped out of coal seams by C-B-M wells is discharged onto the surface. E-Q-C Chairman Mark Gordon thinks the new testing done by the Department of Environmental Quality has helped. But when it comes to the big picture of water discharge they need rules to make more sense. Gordon says many people are trying to read-into why the Council will take a close look at its regulations. He says they are just trying to make things better. Gordon hopes for a good dialogue in Wyoming. He would like to expand that dialogue to state officials in Montana.