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BMP ID: 8509
Title: Carefully monitor and rigorously enforce existing environmental laws
Text: Rivers and Streams: Doing it Right: "Enforcement: Careful monitoring and rigorous enforcement of existing laws, such as the Clean Water Act and Montana Water Use Act, are essential to protecting existing beneficial uses of water. The methane industry cannot be allowed to monitor itself."
Source Publication Name: Doing It Right: a blueprint for responsible coalbed methane development in Montana
Citation Section: Rivers and Streams
Citation Page: 4
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Monitoring
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Northern Plains Resource Council
2401 Montana Ave, Ste. 200
Billings, MT  59101  USA
Phone:406-248-1154     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Water Quantity and Rights
Water Quality and Pollution
Location: Montana
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
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Date Entered: 2011-01-07 15:09 MDT
Last Updated: 2011-01-24 21:32 MDT