Rap­pa­han­nock among top en­dan­gered rivers

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A non­profit en­vi­ron­men­tal group says the threat of dam­age from fracking puts the Rap­pa­han­nock among the 10 most threat­ened rivers in the U.S.

Amer­i­can Rivers ranked the Rap­pa­han­nock No. 5 on its 2017 Most En­dan­gered Rivers re­port. No other Vir­ginia rivers are on the list, which was re­leased Tues­day.

The re­port points to energy com­pany Shore Ex­plo­ration & Pro­duc­tion’s leasing of tens of thou­sands of acres south and east of Fredericksburg with the in­ten­tion of drilling for nat­u­ral gas.

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