Press Statement on the Hoback Gas Lease Buyout

October 5th, 2012

Scott Bosse, American Rivers, (406) 570-0455

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.”


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