The Appropriations (spending) bill for the fiscal year 2020 has begun.
There will be a series of hearings where you can help create the impact we must have to stop the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act from being gutted.
Please call your Representative and Senators today at 202-225-3121. They will direct you to your Representative. Tell them:
SIMPLE: We need a freeze to status quo on the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program until an investigation is done.
More in depth talking points:
Reject the document presented by Chris Stewart of Utah as an “agreement” in any debate on spending or changes to BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The document is titled “The Path Forward For BLMs Wild Horse and Burro Program” and is not a data based discussion, but an industry back door deal.
The document is being incorporated into the BLM Report to Congress and has been given an unethical “green light” as Interior avoids scrutiny by utilizing the Deputy Director system and failing to have Congress vet a Director of BLM.
Brian Steed, BLM Deputy Director, was Chris Stewarts Chief of Staff as this document was authored from 2016-2018. There are multiple conflicts and ethical questions among the corporate interests in the “agreement” and Brian Steed.
There are ethical questions involving John Ruhs, Deputy Director before Steed, and many interests involved in this “agreement” including making investigations into illegal activity on the range “vanish” without the mandatory penalties.
Congress must freeze the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program and make no changes to spending, protocol or the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
Congress must do an investigation into BLMs Report on Wild Horses and Burros.
Multiple big money interests are being placed above science, the law and transparent public process.
Congress must protect the public interest and protect the public resource.
Only after an investigation is done into ethical violations by the BLM can Congress consider any change in practice, spending or the law.
Remember to be polite. Ask for an email to send a follow up letter.
The end of the intention of Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act is at stake.
To learn more (feel free to use via copy and paste, the info in these articles for your follow up letter. We will publish an example and update this page soon):
To learn more:
- Trespass Livestock on the Range; what you should know.
- The Deputy Director Game; avoid scrutiny and play games with the law
- The “Stewart Alliance” and the big corporate players behind it
The Devils are in the Details (what is coming in the next BLM Report to Congress) The same dirty hands hold both National Monuments and wild horses
Help us stay in the fight.