Wyoming tribes drop coalbed methane proposal

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe have dropped plans to drill more than 300 coalbed methane wells on the Wind River Reservation.

The tribes were working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on an environmental impact statement for the drilling project. But tribal leaders have decided to "become experts in the field of coalbed methane" before moving forward, Northern Arapaho council member said.

"We don't want to rush into it like other people did," Norman Willow said, The Billings Gazette reported.

The two tribes share the Wind River Reservation.

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Tribes oppose more CBM drilling (The Billings Gazette 2/16)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Shoshone Tribe - http://www.easternshoshone.net
Northern Arapaho Tribe - http://www.northernarapaho.com

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