Federal Court Rules BLM Violated Law in Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

Straight from the Horse's Heart

image  Wild Horses in winter in Adobe Town (photo:  Carol Walker)

SOURCE:  wildhoofbeats.com

Laramie, Wyoming – March 4, 2015 – Today U.S. District Court of Wyoming Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal issued an order stating that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it conducted a massive “Checkerboard Roundup” last fall, during which 1,263 wild horses were permanently removed from their homes on the range in southwestern Wyoming.  The Court remanded the NEPA violation back to the BLM to “remedy the deficiencies” while at the same time denied Plaintiffs’ claims that the BLM, in the Wyoming roundup, violated the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).  Plaintiff Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the Cloud Foundation, AWHPC, and photographer Kimberlee Curyl contended that the BLM violated federal law by proceeding…

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