Wyoming trying to satisfy EPA’s coalbed methane concerns

DUSTIN BLEIZEFFER Casper Star-Tribune | Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

The EPA recently put a hold on a handful of water discharge permit applications with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

In a series of recent letters, the EPA has noted that Wyoming regulators appear to be using a permit scheme that does not meet Wyoming’s own water quality standard intended to protect agricultural uses. That criticism follows a September report by two New Mexico scientists also indicating that Wyoming’s water discharge permit scheme is based on flawed science. Read more