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Press Releases
Jun 17, 2005
New BLM Grazing Rules Released

They’ve basically stacked the deck in favor of ranchers – new rules limit public comment on grazing permit decisions and delay action for up to eight years when range managers suspect grazing is harming the land
Contact: Leslie Linthicum Albuquerque Journal

Public Lands
Jun 17, 2005
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for New Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Regulations

On June 17, 2005, the Bush administration released their version of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations. There are some amazing omissions
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands
Jun 16, 2005
BLM’s New Grazing Regulations Undercut Public Participation and Threaten Wildlife and Water with Hand-Outs to Livestock Industry

New regulations allow the fox to guard the henhouse, and the public is left without recourse as soils, water, vegetation and imperiled species suffer from the economic exploitation of our public lands
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands
Jun 16, 2005
Pesticide Controversy in Southwest Continues as Cibola National Forest Considers Aerial Spraying Plan for Canadian River; WildEa

The Cibola National Forest is proposing to aerial spray a highly toxic herbicide to control the non-native vegetation tamarisk along the Canadian River
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
Jun 1, 2005
A Cautionary Tale: Rogue Ranchers Threaten Western Trout Water

Ted Williams tells the tale of the Diamond Bar Grazing Allotment and sheds light on just how damaging livestock ranching on public lands can be

May 24, 2005
Biologists ordered to ignore genetics of endangered species – New Fish & Wildlife Service Edict Sparks Internal Protests Ove

Nearly half of the respondents working under Dale Hall reported being “directed, for non-scientific reasons to refrain from making” findings protective of wildlife.
Contact: Noah Greenwald Center for Biological Diversity

Wildlife
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May 19, 2005
New Carson Reviews to Consider Wildlife

Carson National Forest officials failed to do several key wildlife evaluations in reviewing a pair of grazing allotments in the Questa Ranger District, so forest supervisor Martin Chavez is requiring the reviews be redone..
Contact: Adam Rankin The Albuquerque Journal

Wildlife
May 17, 2005
WildEarth Guardians Wins Appeal of Carson National Forest Grazing AllotmentsForest Service again fails to analyze effects…

WildEarth Guardians won two administrative appeals affecting Deer Creek and Columbine allotments, due to the agencies failure to consider the effects of grazing on wildlife listing under the Endangered Species Act.

Wildlife
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May 5, 2005
A quick analysis of the Bush Administration’s final rule to replace the Roadless Area Conservation Rule with a State petition

This analysis is based on the final rule and Federal Register notice supplementary text posted on the Forest Service website this afternoon. The rule will go into effect as soon as it is published in the Federal Register.

Public Lands
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