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Marti Oakley   © copyright 2014 All rights reserved

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“It appears the BLM had big plans for just how they were going to put Bundy out of business via cattle rustling and by presenting a military style assault on the ranch and its occupants.  As of this morning, Saturday, April 12th, 2014, the BLM said it would not steal any more of Bundy’s cattle. “

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As hundreds of protesters from around the country arrived in Nevada to back the Clovin Bundy ranch, the BLM rethought its military stance and is packing up its AR-15’s, its military helicopters and snipers, and heading for the safety of Las Vegas.  The gambling odds in Vegas provide a better percentage of wins than the growing protest at the ranch.

The BLM claimed Bundy had not practiced beneficial use of the land and water in numerous court battles.  For this to be true, Bundy’s cattle would  have been doing little grazing or drinking water on public lands.

If it is true that his cattle did graze and drink, then the charge of failing to meet beneficial use guidelines turns out to be fraudulent.

Bundy stopped paying grazing fees in 1992 when BLM failed to meet its contractual obligation regarding water and land improvements.  Bundy did make the improvements with his own money.

(United States Revised Statutes section 2339, 2340: *234)When one has complied with the local laws for the appropriation of water, and has constructed upon vacant public lands of the United States the works for diversion of the water, he thereby acquires a vested and an accrued right within the meaning of said section the rights thus acquired are superior to the rights of a subsequent entryman [**1018] upon said lands. 

This means that Bundy had established vested water and land rights that trumped any subsequent federal land and water grabs using statute, code and internal mandates.

20 years later on a ranch far, far away in Nevada

The BLM first appeared at the Bundy ranch right after 1.27 million in fracking leases were handed out:

This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology(1) shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The “Gold Butte” area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.

What’s also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself. (Natural News)

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From ShaleReporter.com:

U.S. Bureau of Land Management geologist Lorenzo Trimble tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the Elko County oil and gas leases sold Tuesday for $1.27 million to six different companies. The auction took place in Reno. The leases are near where Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. wants to drill for oil and natural gas on 40,000 acres of public and private land near the town of Wells. The Review-Journal reports the project would be the first in Nevada to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract oil and gas from shale deposits. More

BLM manipulating wild herd counts and resource data

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Debbie Coffey (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

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June 18, 2010

Dayne Barron, Field Manager

Eagle Lake Field Office

Bureau of Land Management

2950 Riverside Drive

Susanville, CA 96130

twinpeaks@ca.blm.gov

RE: Twin Peaks Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-CA-N050-2010-05-EA

Dear Mr. Barron:

After attending the Eagle Lake field Office public tour of the Twin Peaks area on June 14, 2010, and also reviewing the Twin Peaks Environmental Assessment, I am submitting this public comment (my comments are in bold type):

Foremost, I want to say that YOU ARE REMOVING THE LAST BIG HERD OF WILD HORSES FROM CALIFORNIA. I DON’T THINK ONE WORD IN YOUR 158 PAGE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT CAN JUSTIFY THIS.

The Twin Peaks EA states the reason for the gathers is to remove excess wild horses.

On our 5 hour public tour June 14, 2010, we (the public) observed less than 20 horses and only 1 foal in at least 3 hours on back dirt roads in which thousands of acres were clearly visible from the road. I think at your prior public tour, the number of horses sighted were 30 something. Where are all the “excess wild horses”? More

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