In Southeast Montana, Coal Bed Methane drillers spew saline water into The Tongue and Powder Rivers, polluting the waters and making it impossible for ranchers and farmers to irrigate their lands and grow crops. Salt kills the land. Aquifers dry up. Wells go dry. Wildlife perishes. The drillers grow wealthy with the devastation.
The Bureau of Land Management, headquartered in Miles City, Montana sells thousands of leases to the methane drillers at bargain basement prices without the landowners permission or knowledge.