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Just heard live report from the area that BLM leaders said the op is over and they are pulling out. Due to danger to agents and public. No link as it was tv but it appears the people do still have some power.
The reporter did say it would take a couple days, so always the chance for the "errant"shot fired to re escalate this.
Not sure why it would take a couple days to turn around and leave?
“While the federal agencies and county superficially attempted to meet the requirements, the reality is that because of their willful neglect, critical habitat has been steadily degraded by the trespass grazing,” said Mrowka. Recent surveys by the BLM have found 700 to 1,000 or more cattle in the Gold Butte area — an amount 10 times above what was legally permitted even before the tortoise’s protection. Grazing reduces vegetation the tortoises need to live and spreads noxious weeds by disturbing the soil with hooves and fur that carry invasive seed. Last month, the local office of the Bureau of Land Management had planned a roundup of the trespass cattle, but the operation was canceled at the last minute by higher-ranking agency officials. “We’ve tried to work with the BLM and county constructively to achieve a good resolution to this problem, but with the recent cancellation of a roundup of the trespass cattle, our only option for helping these tortoises is to take them to court,” said Mrowka.
Unfortunately, the Clark County Sheriff did not comply with Bundy telling him to go and un-arm the BLM FEDS and bring the arms to a designated area...Bundy gave them one hour. NOW, since the time was up, Bundy and his supporters have all left to go and take back the stolen cattle. The Emergency Response Teams have already stated that if anyone tries to take the cattle they WILL be shot!!Text
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So they are claiming that he has more cattle grazing, than all the ranchers put together used to have? Yeah, I call BS.edit on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:18:31 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)
Supporters lining up to take the cattle back, under threat of being shot.
It seems no one is sure if the situation is escalating or deescalating.
I came across this site in my fb newsfeed.
Upadate: Confusion in Nevada: No Back Down: Feds Threaten to Open Fire: Data Feeds Reportedly Cut
I'm unsure of the veracity of the site or the accuracy of their reporting, but I found it interesting enough to share.