Friday, September 15, 2023

BLM’s Nevada grazing leases at center of new lawsuit citing agency’s failure

  A lawsuit accuses the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of failing to perform required grazing permit reviews across the West, with the worst lapses occurring in Nevada.

About 15 million acres in Nevada that did undergo a review failed to meet federal standards due to damage caused by livestock, the lawsuit says. That’s about 63% of lands that underwent a review.

The lawsuit filed Thursday by the Western Watersheds Project (WWP) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) claims that only 9% of the permits issued in Nevada have been reviewed. PEER looked at 25 years of data (1997-2022). A map shows the severity of the problem:

The groups allege that the BLM “sidestepped” federal rules under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), allowing grazing to continue without review “sometimes for more than a decade.”...more


Yes. Get those suits filed and those out-of-court settlements while the Biden folks are still here.


Anonymous said...

Cattle grazing is what makes the landscapes stay stable. Without it, in those type of trains, you would have catastrophic fires like you do in forested land when you have a lack of timber harvest. I guess my point is are Federal standards, correct or incorrect? Who set the federal standards?

Anonymous said...

So anonymous…I’m curious what happened before we started grazing livestock or harvesting trees. Was everything perfect No wildfires no flooding…

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