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Covering the rise and fall of coal-bed methane in Wyoming

I was invited by WyoHistory.org to write about Wyoming’s coal-bed methane gas boom — a chaotic period for the state from 1998 to 2008. I was fortunate enough to have covered the play from its onset in the 1990s as reporter for the Gillette News-Record, then as energy reporter for the Casper Star-Tribune. Here’s the story I published in April 2015, summarizing some of the main challenges and driving forces behind the boom and bust.