posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 02:40 AM
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: stirling
Sooooooooooooew.....If the Bundys lost in court in early 1990s how come they have water rights in 1997?????
It might have to do with the original problem of the Desert Tortoise being placed on the Federal Endangered Species List around 1990.
In 1993, the grazing permits were reduced to less cattle than original because of that.
THAT is when the trouble started.
And we can't confirm if Bundy ever had a lawyer.
THAT makes a government target easier to hit.
And I am having trouble locating the original Homestead records (they may exist only in the original books in Washington D.C.) It's possible his
family had more land at one time.
In 1993, Bundy’s permit was subject to renewal for the fourth time since the family had settled in Nevada. The BLM lowered cattle numbers and raised
grazing fees on the Bunkerville Allotment and advised Bundy of the changes. The agency also advised the rancher of potential future adjustments that
would be made once Clark County, the NPS, and the BLM worked out a new desert conservation plan, which took into account, among other things, the
recent listing of the desert tortoise on the Endangered Species List (United States of America v. Cliven Bundy, November 3, 1998).
good info here
Doesn't matter how much land he had,
X. Bundy's family had
the original grant and deed to the property from just developing
the ranch; per the Homestead Act that's airtight done-deal.
After the territory got statehood the family turned over the land
to the State to join up the Federal territory with the proviso he
would have rights
to the resources of the dirt forever--
even if it was magically transformed into Nevada or Croc's Venturi.
Big nasty gas hog carburetor, but I digress..
The UN changed everything when it started this sustainable deal--
and made everything but the glowing ashtrays and casinos enclaves.
I stilll never figured out how something could be called a park where
the scrub is so rough it takes 100 acres to graze one cow and her
dogie. I called BS originally when the Desert Tortoise got stuck on an
arbitrary endangered list so BLM could glom onto it. Then we all find
out developers and other parasites have other plans anyway.
It all stinks, and I'm doing my laundry tomorrow night.
I forsee no time at all soon when the MSM airs this passle honestly.
edit on 25-4-2014 by derfreebie because: Sorry about the mess...