Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The BLM’s plan for rounding up wild horses is very different from the reality

In The Colorado Sun’s Aug. 3 story, Jennifer Brown reports how the state’s largest wild horse roundup in history ended Aug. 1 with 864 captured animals, bringing the number of wild horses captured in the past year to about 2,000. The Bureau of Land Management helicopter roundup took place in the Piceance Basin and included […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, Environment, News

Drilling leases on 58,000 acres of public land in Colorado were awarded without proper environmental review

Oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of public lands in northwest Colorado were awarded by the federal Bureau of Land Management without adequate consideration for air quality and wilderness protections, a federal district judge ruled – but she stopped short of voiding the leases. U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger remanded the leases to […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, News

Northwest Colorado wild horse roundup ends with 70% of the herd removed from Sand Wash Basin

Stella Trueblood stood on a platform above the corrals, her eyes quickly scanning through the dust as the wild horses were pushed through a chute toward a trailer.  The mustangs that reached the semi truck would ship out of the Sand Wash Basin forever. Trueblood and other volunteers from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse […]