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Saving Wyoming's Hoback: The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development (Paperback)
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Saving Wyoming's Hoback: The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/08/2017
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In late 2012, crowds gathered to hear a long anticipated announcement: The Trust for Public Land had prevented natural gas development in the remote Hoback Basin of Wyoming by buying the leases owned by Plains Exploration Company. This would not have happened without the extraordinary will and expertise of local citizens. Unchallenged, the proposed natural gas development in the national forest near Bondurant, Wyoming, would have brought roads, pipelines, water and air pollution, and a complete change in the character of the landscape and its communities.

Retired schoolteachers, mine workers, big game hunters and outfitters, and other stakeholders combined their knowledge of the area to achieve a single goal: prevent the industrialization of the wild country that was their home. Too Special to Drill tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved and made a difference.

Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781607815129
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A fine, personal story of how people who don't always agree with each other found common cause in opposing the industrial development of a magnificent mountain backcountry. Success stories are rare in the environmental field, and this 'win' in the Wyoming Range was a big one."
--Fred Swanson, author of Where Roads Will Never Reach (University of Utah Press 2015)


"A good news story for the environment and an important message for students in the environmental field: hard work and work with diverse groups can lead to successful environmental outcomes."
--Joan Degiorgio, Northern Mountains Regional Director for The Nature Conservancy in Utah


"Person by person, detail by detail, in a decade of stories both earthbound and homegrown, Florence Shepard and Susan Marsh take us to the wildlife crossroads of the Wyoming Range. As Shepard and Marsh follow these people bound by their love of Hoback Basin, they lay out a bipartisan path toward environmental redemption and justice."
--Stephen Trimble, photographer and author of Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
"A highly readable and engrossing story filled with compelling characters. Susan Marsh's photos and graphics allow us to visualize the scenes and players almost as if we were there, while Florence Shepard's impeccably detailed research and lifelong personal immersion in the landscapes she writes about are reflected in lively, lucid, and often poignant prose. I strongly encourage every professional and volunteer conservationist to read this book right now, both to learn how effective activism is done, and for the instructive inspiration it provides."
-David Petersen, author of Ghost Grizzlies: Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado?

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