Photo credit: ©Nadja Rider, local Sand Wash Advocate.
Just months ago, Colorado BLM cried “emergency” drought in the Sand Wash Basin HMA to justify the removal 600+ wild mustangs from their federally-designated habitat.
The use of the “emergency” designation is an old tactic in the BLM playbook and they’re using it more and more.
Why is this a BIG DEAL? Because it allows the agency to sidestep the lawful NEPA process which requires environmental review. It also blocks us, the American public, from exercising our RIGHT to give meaningful feedback on the activities of our government.
Now, just months after there purportedly wasn’t enough water or forage for our federally protected wild horses, local advocates have captured photos and video showing thousands of sheep grazing in Sand Wash Basin.
The sheep are on their way to their wintering grounds in Wyoming, where the largest roundup in BLM history is currently under way.
This is inexcusable.
Today the Cloud Foundation released a statement calling upon Congress to investigate BLM’s pattern of abusing the “emergency” designation to subvert NEPA requirements.
If you can support this effort with a donation of any amount, please help us to continue this important work.
Government should work FOR the people. It should not ignore the will of the majority its citizens to benefit a privileged few.
The Cloud Foundation