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A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming


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This USGS Open File Report focuses on a basin-wide assessment of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The report includes a thorough geological study with relevant maps, stratigraphic columns, and cross-sections, along with water and soil analysis and field trip road logs. A historical background of mining in the Powder River Basin adds perspective to today's activities.

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    Topics: Earth's Resources, Agriculture & Natural Resources

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    • Interactives