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Media advisory: MSU experts available to discuss coalbed methane development

February 9, 2006

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MSU News Service
Tel: (406) 994-4571
Note to editors: If you are planning to write or broadcast a story on coalbed methane development, these Montana State University experts are available for interviews and willing to comment:

James Bauder, professor and MSU Extension Soil and Water Quality Specialist
He is studying the potential effects of coalbed methane discharge water on irrigation, but his primary focus is product water and natural resource management, impacts, potential beneficial uses, forage production and landowner guidance in southeast Montana.
Phone: (406) 994-5685

Windy Davis, graduate student in ecology, Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit
She is researching the effect of coalbed methane development on the fish in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming.
Phone: (406) 994-6643

Greg Johnson, entomologist, professor in animal and range sciences.
He is researching the relationship between coalbed methane ponds and West Nile virus in northern Wyoming.
Phone: (406) 994-3875.