“There was a crooked man that walked a cooked mile…”
As we await the confirmation hearing on William Perry Pendley there are many people very interested in those that have been hand picked to un federal land management agencies.
Pendley is just one of those that have sat in the chair of “acting” with the powers of the Director of BLM over the last 4 years. As the ethics complaints pile up a sort of “musical chairs” has taken place.
This trail is a relay race of “crooked men on cooked miles” passing the objectives from one to another. Pendley is just the last man on the relay team.
Where wild horses are concerned the “Ten Years to AML” objectives, that are all now just about over the line, is the common thread of backdoor deals to follow.
This article was written when many in advocacy still did not believe there was ever any “deal with the cattlemen and the Public Lands Council.” Today, many do not simply know beyond doubt it happened, they want to know more about the hands involved.
This is a good place to start.
Wild Horse Education is often used as a reference tool for advocates, the public and media looking for information. Our site is a bit “old school” and we do not have a paid web designer to fix it (WHE are tiny and the funds go into the work, not the packaging).
When we see a public interest focus on subject matter we often do these collections to help you find what you are looking for. Some people are going to great lengths to check on activities that address the “core” problem in the BLM wild horse program; corruption.
At the core of that corruption is the constant undermining of any actual management plans. BLM does a roundup assessment through NEPA and will assert to those that are not educated in actual BLM protocol that is “management NEPA.” It only assesses removal; it does not evaluate carrying capacity (AML), forage allocations and inappropriate impacts from industry.
The main goal of avoiding actual transparency, public participation and planning documents is to continue the manipulation by the “buddy system.” Big corporate interests recently exploited this fact to set up a huge influx of funding to run this system into the ground.
READING LIBRARY (pages being hit with increased intensity on our site, paraphrased and linked) We hope this library assists those searching for this information on the background of the corruption behind the budget debates for FY2019 and FY2020. We are working on updating our website.
In 2016 a formal hearing was held in Congress on wild horses and an informal one on “Extremism.” The hearing on wild horses was filled with fallacy and you can see one example at this link (note: the corporate alliance of millionaire lobbyists now know as “The Path Forward” had already been formed): https://wildhorseeducation.org/2017/05/17/posttruth-a-few-wild-facts-you-should-know-in-these-dangerous-times-part-one/
Former Secretary of Interior Zinke prioritizes National Monuments and Wild Horses for his “buddies,” including a lobbyist of which has a gun company were Zinke hold stock: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/03/06/underneath-the-headlines-wild-horses-and-national-monuments-hand-in-hand/
WHE Files Complaint with OIG against Brian Steed. Steed was former Chief of Staff of Chris Stewart (R-UT) and he was directly involved with the crafting of “Path Forward” and has long standing relationship with the corporate lobbyists involved. Stewart has since resigned. https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/06/14/wild-horse-organization-accuses-blm-deputy-director-of-illegal-action-calls-for-investigation-by-oig/
How the Path Forward Corporate Document came together with the BLM Report to Congress in the 2019 fiscal debate and what to expect last year in the debate determining spending in 2020. Congress rejected the BLM report for FY2019 and the FY2020 report is over 6 months late. https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/04/28/blm-report-10-years-to-aml-part-two/
Wild Horse Education Complaint to the OIG referencing William Perry Pendley, acting Chief of BLM, forwarding the agenda of his former law clients against wild horses. https://wildhorseeducation.org/2019/11/04/breaking-complaint-filed-against-pendley/
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