Coal Bed Methane Protection Act
The Coal Bed Methane Protection Act was implemented in 2001 to provide landowners and water right holders compensation for impacts due to coal bed methane production.
The Coal Bed Methane Protection Act Committee is made up of southeastern Montana conservation districts. This group administers the compensation program. The committee has a full time coordinator that provides information to conservation districts about coal bed methane and about the Coal Bed Methane Protection Program as well as furnishes technical support. The program coordinator also conducts baseline water monitoring in Rosebud, Big Horn and Powder River Conservation Districts.