Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy


In April, the Bureau of Land Management tried to round up some 900 cattle illegally grazing public land in southeastern Nevada. But recalcitrant rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters forced the agency to back down. Bundy claimed the federal government violated his property rights and overreached in attempting to manage his cattle. In fact, Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for two decades, rejecting the entire concept of federal land. Here's a brief history of his relationship with the BLM.

Ray Ring
Ray Ring says:
Jul 07, 2014 11:19 AM
Federal protections for tortoise habitat began toughening in 1993, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed designation of critical habitat -- http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/federal_register/fr2390.pdf
 -- and 1994, when the agency finalized the critical habitat -- http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/federal_register/fr2519.pdf -- clearly the trigger for Bundy's overreaction -- for more info, here's the Service's web page for tortoise documents -- http://ecos.fws.gov/[…]/speciesProfile.action?spcode=C04L -- Ray Ring, HCN senior editor
Mike Quinones
Mike Quinones says:
Jul 19, 2014 09:02 AM
I think we are all in agreement these people are the fringe element. These are some of the same folks that refuse to pay taxes but will use the infrastructure and services those taxes provide. It's absurd to think this idiotic attempt, with an armed government resistance, will result in anything short of tragedy for both sides. When will this foolish group of pseudo-patriotic dinosaurs lay down their 6 shooters and realize their figure head ,Cliven Bundy, is not above the law and has made huge mistake. I commend the BLM for defusing the situation and backing down. I hope the fight is not over because I affirm the importance land preservation for future generations of people and not cows.