BLM and Infamous Contractor Kill a Minimum of 7 Wild Horses on the FIRST Day of Tuscarora Roundup

The News as WE See It ~ by R.T. Fitch

Salazar's Death on Wheels

The BLM's way of protecting our Wild Horses

They would not listen during the Calico Roundup where 150 horses are dead and now the warnings were issued to postpone the ill conceived and misguided roundup at Tuscarora and in the very first day the BLM and their infamous helicopter stampede specialists, the Cattoors, have killed 7 horses, that they admit to, with undisclosed multiple injuries.  All of this behind a Gestapo style, closed gate, paranoid process where the American public is not allowed to witness the violation of law and bloodshed.

This is YOUR federal government working at its best to wipe out the last of our native wild horses while they allow private cattle to graze on the same land at a ration of 50 to 1…where is the CHANGE?

Beyond outrage, beyond comprehension this flagrant use of misguided power has gone too far.  Driven from the top by the impotent and natural resource destroyer Ken Salazar this has to stop and has to stop now.

Call the horse killer Salazar and give him a piece of your mind, I am sick and tired of attempting to be professional in what we report; tell him what you think of his ties to the cattle industry, his cloudy past and how he bumbled the BP spill and forever destroyed one of our national treasures.  Tell him exactly how you feel about his sell out of our national icon, the wild horse and how he has raised the Obama administration to the pinnacle of being the most damming environmental administration in years.

Tell him…call at 202-208-3100

Fax him at 202-208-6956 and email the destroyer of our wildlife at feedback@ios.doi.gov

And while you are at it, tell him you want a resignation and we want it yesterday.

This is insane!

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I-Team: BP Connected to Wild Horse Roundups?

Part II of George Knapp’s Investigative report into what the BLM is REALLY doing!

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LAS VEGAS — The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has put a laser focus on BP and their operations all over the planet. Turns out, the oil giant has left a trail of toxic waste in Nevada. But is there also a BP link to wild horse roundups?

Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Minerals Management Service, and Fish and Wildlife have been accused of looking the other way as BP skirted environmental rules and safety standards in the gulf and elsewhere.

For a long time, critics of the Department of the Interior have alleged that oil and gas companies, and other industries, are allowed to run roughshod over public lands, plundering what should be public resources. So, would it be a surprise if it happened here?

The BLM’s Calico Hills roundup last winter proved to be the bloodiest mustang operation in memory. The government captured 1,800 wild horses from half a million rugged and remote acres in northern Nevada. More than 100 horses died, some at the roundup site, most at the holding facility. In addition, dozens of pregnant mares aborted their young.

Wild horse advocates are used to seeing horses removed from the public range to make room for cattle, but they began to suspect another possible motive.

“The fact of the matter is, there appears to be a connection between the Ruby Pipeline and the removal of the Calico wild horses,” said filmmaker and naturalist Ginger Kathrens.

Kathrens was perplexed why BLM would proceed with a roundup, against the advice of a federal judge, in the dead of winter, and when the BLM’s own reports indicated there was little or no justification for the operation on the range itself. The horses and the land were in good shape.

She and others started focusing on plans for the Ruby Pipeline, a gigantic project to transport natural gas from Wyoming to Oregon while slicing through five separate herd areas. The 42 inch pipe would require a six foot trench nearly 700 miles long and a parallel, all-weather access road through land that has no roads.

The implications for horses and wildlife were obvious. The pipeline company, El Paso Corporation, left some hints in the paperwork it filed.

“In the documents they supplied to FERC, it talks about the removal of wild horses in the course of conducting their project. So why in the world would we not be suspicious,” said Kathrens.

In April, suspicions peaked when the project coordinator for the pipeline told a reporter that “All hell would break loose” once the plan was approved, and that the pristine land along the route would “look like Hiroshima.” Would that be a reason to thin out the horse herds? The BLM and El Paso both vigorously deny the Calico roundup was related in any way to the pipeline, but it is clear from documents that the mustangs were discussed by both at several points in the permitting process.

An alternative pipeline route was considered that would bypass the herd areas and go through land already disturbed, but it would have cost more. BLM approved the plan that would be cheaper for El Paso but more costly for the land.

“We are the Bureau of Land Management, not the Bureau of Wildlife, not the Bureau of Horses,” said BLM district manager Gene Seidlitz.

In BLM’s management of public lands, wild horses almost always lose out to economic interests, especially livestock interests. But BLM has also been good to the oil and gas industries, and the Ruby Pipeline will be a huge money maker, according to company projections, not only for El Paso but for the gas companies.

As it turns out, one of the largest users will be BP. A contract obtained by the website AboveTopSecret spells it out.

As the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis has demonstrated, the Department of Interior has previously bent over backwards to benefit BP and other oil producers. And even if it’s not the case here, it’s fair to ask questions.

“We have a perfect right to wonder about all this stuff,” said Kathrens.

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The Mustang Conspiracy

Investigative reports by Mark Allin of AboveTopSecret.com

Sex, Drugs, Corruption and BP

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In Part Two of AboveTopSecret’s hard hitting ATSNews Special Report: “The Mustang Conspiracy“, ATSNews’ Mark Allin (AKA: Springer) and 17 time Emmy Award Winner, KLAS 8 News Now (Las Vegas, NV) Investigative Reporter, George Knapp discuss the unbelievable corruption, sex and drug parties and payola schemes that transpired between the MMS and several Big Oil Companies. The Inspector General of the U.S. investigated the “Culture of Substance Abuse and Corruption” that ran rampant through the Denver Office of the MMS and several big oil companies from 2002 through 2006. The U.S. Taxpayer was bilked out of hundreds of millions of dollars, the environment was utterly neglected, the affected areas populations were at great risk (and still are), all for the betterment of a handful of Big Oil Companies’ bottom lines.

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