Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers:
“For each of the past 27 years, American Rivers has issued our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report to shine a national spotlight on ten rivers facing urgent threats. The Hoback has made the list for two years in a row. That speaks not only to the value of the Hoback River for its clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and boundless recreational opportunities, but also to the threat posed by industrial-scale fracking. There is nothing more satisfying than to see one of our ten most endangered rivers come off the list because it’s been saved.”
Scott Bosse, Northern Rockies Director, American Rivers:
“We are incredibly grateful to the Trust for Public Land for stepping up to the plate and removing the threat that gas drilling posed to the Hoback River. We also applaud Plains Exploration and Production Company for recognizing that the people of Wyoming who live along and recreate on the Hoback River want it kept the way it is. Those of us who know the Hoback country know how special it is. Thanks to this deal, our children and grandchildren will be able to experience its magic as we have.”
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.