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  • Saturday, January 03, 2009

    NIMBY ?

    ANOTHER BUSH GIFT
    Was The Veep Involved ?
    bet your bippy !
    .. Via Moldy Chum comes news of another Bush Gift to the nation: a decision to allow up to 18,000 natural gas wells to be drilled in the Powder River Basin.
    .. This has caused less sane people to consider migrating to this modern-day "gold rush." We're hoping they end up on the Wyoming side of the basin where water is being depleted and contaminated.
    .. The Casper Star Tribune warns would be tycoons that there are pitfalls in this business just like in 1849. On the other hand, the Powder River Basin Resource Council lets us know that the "BOOM" is on.

    MONEY QUOTE:
    Wyoming's Powder River Basin is experiencing the largest mineral boom in Wyoming history. Coalbed methane (CBM) gas development in the Powder River Basin has been characterized by industry as the "hottest natural gas play" in North America, making CBM development the greatest environmental and cultural threat Wyoming has faced in decades. This "gold rush" style pursuit of CBM is presenting enormous challenges for urban and rural citizens, ranchers and farmers, and impacted municipalities.
    .. The USGS has been watching this for some time. Who is listening to them, -- or others?