Montana SB 498 was all but dead about a week ago; late last week, however, a compromise was reached to revive the bill in revised form. The revised bill includes amendments offered by Rep. Mike Phillips (D-Bozeman), who had offered his own carbon storage bill earlier this year, including a presumption that, unless otherwise provided through its transactional history, a geologic storage space is the property of the surface owner. The bill has passed through its House committee and now moves to the full House. If the bill passes the House, the Senate is expected to suspend its rules to accept the bill past last week's deadline.