Wyoming’s coal-bed methane boom in the early 2000s stirred controversies over land rights, mineral rights, environmental stewardship, the disposal of water and—at every turn—politics.
High Plains Gas
The state’s proposed “setback” increase for drilling and fracking operations may not go far enough to avoid serious conflicts.
In a hearing that lasted nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, the OGCC staff laid out why Patriot and High Plains are not deserving of another chance.
Wyoming oil and gas regulators are under pressure to finally take action against broke, out-of-compliance coal-bed methane operators.