1:12 am
Mon April 20, 2009

A review of split estates in the Powder River Basin

Wyoming – It wasn't long ago that Wyoming's Powder River Basin was in the media spotlight. Almost every major newspaper, magazine and TV network came to report on the Coal Bed Methane development and the split estate. That means landowners who do not own the minerals under their land do not have control over who accesses those minerals. This pitted some ranchers against natural gas companies. But, it has been years since the media focused on this story. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports on what is happening now in the Powder River Basin.