Over the last two years, the Hoback River in western Wyoming has climbed from #7 to #5 on American River's list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® due to the threat of industrial-scale gas drilling in its headwaters.
The Hoback has now exited the list.
At an October 5 news conference in Jackson, the Trust for Public Land announced that it has entered into an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land located at the headwaters of the Hoback River. Once the transaction is completed, the leases will be retired, protecting the land from fracking and other forms of oil and gas drilling.
LINK (via: American Rivers)