“Federal Judge Upholds BLM Wild Horse Roundup Plan”

“The Bureau of Land Management's proposal to remove more than 1,700 wild horses from a Nevada herd area complies with federal laws, a judge has ruled.

Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected arguments that BLM illegally chose livestock over federally protected horses.

Attorneys for a coalition of groups that challenged BLM's 2018 decision to round up wild horses from a 700,000-acre section of the Caliente Herd Area in southeast Nevada say they are considering additional action.

BLM determined more than a decade ago that the federal rangelands at issue could not support the growing number of wild horses. The bureau has proposed removing the animals in the Caliente area in phases over 10 years.”

Scott Streater reports for Greenwire February 14, 2020.