A court action by private parties in Wyoming to require the Wyoming State Engineer's Office and the Wyoming Board of Control to regulate the water produced by coal-bed methane extraction in the Power River Basin was dismissed in 2008 with the court apparently holding that while the court had the power to address the constitutional issues involved the matter was a matter of general public interest which properly ought to be addressed by the legislature. Problems cited seem to have included both wells going dry and local flooding.
- ↑ "Candy Magnate Loses Bid to Bar Drilling on Ranch" article by Jim Robbins in The New York Times January 10, 2008
- ↑ "Judge tosses water lawsuit" article by Dustin Bleizeffer on the website Trib.Com the website of the Casper Star-Tribune Monday, June 23, 2008 2:07 AM MDT archived on Wikinfo
- ↑ "guidance in properly permitting Coal Bed Methane (CBM) wells with the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office (SEO) – Ground Water Division
- Links to information from the Wyoming State Engineer's Office
- "Coalbed Methane Information" Wyoming State Geological Survey
- "Coalbed Methane--An Untapped Energy Resource and an Environmental Concern" U.S. Geological Survey
- The Wikipedia article "Coal bed methane extraction"