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Tribe urged to consider coalbed methane development

A new group called the Association for the Advancement of Indigenous Resources is urging members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana to consider coalbed methane development.

Terry Beartusk, the group's director, said there are misconceptions about CBM development. He wants to inform tribal members about the potentials and benefits of drilling their lands.

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is currently fighting methane drilling in the Powder River Basin, citing potential harms to the water, environment and sacred sites.

Get the Story:
Cheyenne CBM study proposed (The Billings Gazette 9/14)
Conservation, industry groups agree on methane plan (AP 9/14)

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