New Report Outlines Mass Roundup Plan that Will Result in Fiscal Ruin and the Destruction of America’s Wild Horse & Burro Herds A surge in funding — $21 million of additional taxpayer dollars for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Management Program — will be used for the removal of 20,000-30,000 […]

via BLM Delivers Death Sentence for America’s Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Emily Hayes as published on The Durango Herald Secretary of the Interior skirted direct questions U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt continually stonewalled inquiries about the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial move to Grand Junction in multiple hearings earlier this week before the U.S. Congress. Originally scheduled to address concerns with proposed budget […]

via Congress clamps down on Bernhardt in wake of damaging report on BLM move — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Dalton LaFerney Las Vegas Review-Journal Authorities (contractors) have completed the removal of 1,716 “excess” wild horses in Nevada and Utah, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM gathered the horses from herd management areas in Lincoln County in Nevada and Iron and Beaver counties in Utah. The roundup, which began Jan. 16, ended on Tuesday, according […]

via More than 1,700 wild horses removed from Nevada-Utah ranges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Duane Morris LLP The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently rejected claims challenging actions by the U.S. Department of Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to remove wild horses from an area of federal land in Nevada known as the Caliente Complex. In 2008, BLM issued a resource […]

via D.C. District Court Rejects Challenge to BLM Wild Horse Removal Decisions — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Erik Molvar as published on Counterpunch.org The Trump administration is stampeding ahead with a rewrite of the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This landmark law requires federal agencies to study—and let the public weigh in on—the environmental impacts of federal actions. Ironically, given NEPA’s central purpose of including the public in […]

via Fed’s Gutting of NEPA Will Cut the Public Out of Public Lands Decisions — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“Long time advocate and friend, Grandma Gregg, has alerted us to this very important public comment and has gone so far as to allow us to print her communication to the BLM. The importance of posting her words, here, is not to copy and paste them but to give all of us talking points that we can utilize in our own personal comments. She has included BLM contact information in her letter, below. Thanks to all who are the voices for those who cannot speak for themselves” ~ R.T.

via BLM’s Grazing Regulations Scoping Public Comment ~ Due March 6th — Straight from the Horse’s Heart