A note from Jon Marvel of Western Watersheds: WWP Joins to Litigate the Pancake Complex Wild Horse Gather on the Ely District of the BLM in Nevada.
The case is being litigated by attorneys from the environmental law firm Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal of Washington D.C. Bill Eubanks and Kathy Meyer are the lead attorneys.
WWP has joined this litigation because it is an opportunity to challenge the BLM failure to assess livestock grazing in comparison with wild horse impacts on public lands. The BLM ignored livestock impacts in making a decision to zero out wild horses in the Jake’s Wash area of about 160,000 acres within the larger Pancake Complex. The litigation will challenge both the site-specific horse gather decision and the underlying 2008 Ely RMP/EIS that WWP is also litigating as part of our 16 RMP litigation currently in front of Judge Winmill in Boise.
The two lawsuits will assist in bringing legal pressure on the BLM in multiple ways.