Baucus: BP Drops Coal-Bed Methane Project

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Sen. Max Baucus says BP America is dropping its potential coal-bed methane project in British Columbia. The project had raised concerns about environmental effects in the province and Montana.

Baucus says BP America President Bob Malone informed him of the decision.

In Montana, the prospect of coal-bed methane development in southeastern British Columbia triggered concern that waters flowing into Glacier National Park would be harmed. The Flathead River Basin spans the British Columbia-Montana border.

Baucus opposed the coal-bed methane work and says he remains opposed to possible development of a coal mine in southeastern British Columbia.

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