Schuster, Phibbs, and Sheldon Successfully Sue to Stop Oil and Gas Drilling in Wyoming Wilderness

Together with Hank Phibbs of Jackson and Karin Sheldon of the Sierra Club Environmental Defense Fund, Mr. Schuster sued oil companies that were planning to drill for oil and gas in a wilderness area in the mountains outside Jackson, Wyoming —Little Granite Creek. Philip Hocker — a member of the Sierra Club’s national Board of Directors from 1980-1986 — also was instrumental in the case. Their efforts resulted in cancellation of the drilling plan and the inclusion of the lands that were to be developed into the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area. The lands are now protected from development and will remain as a permanent part of the nation’s wilderness system.