Smitherman http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Deal protects thousands of acres from drilling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deal-protects-thousands-acres-drilling <p>After three years of work, a conservation group and a petroleum companyreached a deal that will prevent gas drilling in the Wyoming range.&nbsp;</p><p>The Trust for Public Land announced in Jackson today that it plans to buy out nearly 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases from Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production Co.&nbsp; The leases were for a pristine area of the Bridger-Teton National forest.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:02:55 +0000 Bob Beck 31080 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Deal protects thousands of acres from drilling Two Wyoming rivers listed as 'most endangered' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-wyoming-rivers-listed-most-endangered <p>The environmental group American Rivers has included two Wyoming waterways in its list of the top 10 endangered rivers in the U.S. The group chooses rivers that it believes would be significantly harmed by proposed development or other activities.</p><p>The two waterways in the state are the Green River in southeastern Wyoming and the Hoback River near Jackson.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:06:40 +0000 Willow Belden 24425 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two Wyoming rivers listed as 'most endangered'