Tell BLM to Withdraw Wild Horse Habitat from Gas/Oil Lease Auctions
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

American Wild Horse Preservation
February 2014

wild horse BLM oil gas lease
Oil/gas drilling destruction

ACTION

Comments due by February 10, 2014!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada's Elko District is asking for public comments on its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for 73 parcels that have been nominated for a gas and oil lease auction. Please take action to demand that the BLM revise the Draft EA to withdraw parcels within the Herd Management Areas (HMAs).

Sign an online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Allen Mariluch
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
phone (775) 753-0233
amariluc@blm.gov

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada's Elko District is asking for public comments on its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for 73 parcels that have been nominated for a gas and oil lease auction. Originally, the BLM identified a 214 parcels, but eliminated 141 in order to protect sage grouse, archeological and Native American sites. More than half of the remaining parcels overlap with three important wild horses Herd Management Areas (HMAs).

The BLM acknowledges that if these parcels in the HMAs are used for gas and oil exploration or production that the "[i]ncreased human and motorized activity could disrupt and displace wild horses." In addition, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") used to extract oil and natural gas consumes large volumes of water. In these times of drought, when the BLM is talking about the need to remove even more horses from the range due to drought conditions, HMAs must be protected from such giant consumers of scarce water resources.


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