New Press Releases, Articles and More

New Press Release from the Cloud Foundation: Another Salazar Disaster? Americans Call for Urgent Reform in Department of Interior’s Wild Horse and Burro Program The Gulf and Western Public Lands suffer under Salazar and Baca’s Leadership

New Press Release from In Defense of Animals: Salazar Lambasted for Choice of Industry-Cozy Bureaucrat to Reorganize MMS – Bob Abbey’s “Dismal” Leadership at BLM Bodes Poorly for Reform at Drilling Agency

Online you can read reports from Huffington Post and New York Times on who will be the BLM Director now that BLM-insider Bob Abbey has been chosen to reform the Mineral Management Services following the Gulf oil spill disaster. New reports state that it will be Mike Poole (former CA BLM Director) who will manage the day to day responsibilities of the national BLM Director.

Cloud's Son, Bolder-- May 2010

Nevada Wild Horse Case Turned Over to Prosecutors: A sheriff’s report on alleged mistreatment of wild horses at a government-funded Nevada facility has been turned over to a district attorney for possible prosecution.  Reporter: MARTIN GRIFFITH AP

Endangered wild horses born at Calgary Zoo bravo to this fine team. Let’s not let our American Wild Horses get to this point!

BLM Wild Horse Auction tomorrow in Carson Cityinmate trained horses in need of good homes. Reno Gazette Article.

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23 Responses to “New Press Releases, Articles and More”

  1. Jan Eaker Says:

    Will Abbey’s leaving be good news for the horses??? I can’t believe Salazar has not been told to resign, he is as incompetent an administrator as I have seen.

  2. sandra longley Says:

    Anyone know how Mike Poole is to deal with? Keep an eye on the family “minerals” they are about to disappear…Why would you appoint Abbey to that posistion????He has been giving away and destroying our natural resources..Heck, thats setting fire to the hen house..he is a pyromaniac, he destroys everything he lays his hands on..when I heard he went to the gulf I figured he was going to try to figure out how to stuff wild horses in the hole to stop the leak..

  3. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Is this for real? Bob Abbey going to MMS. This is underwhelming. At least he’s “off the case” for the wild horses and burros.

    Who is “the devil we do not know” to be?

  4. Janet Ferguson Says:

    I hope the Abbey leaving isn’t as ephemeral as the Salazar becoming the Gov of CO was awhile back. . . mercy me.

    • Robin Bailey Says:

      Janet, you may have been spot on. Just found an article on Steven Long’s Horseback magazine online site that quotes Salazar as saying “Bob Abbey would become acting director even as he retains his role as director of the federal Bureau of Land Management.” No mention of Mr. Poole. Mostly just a puff piece for Abbey and quotes from Salazar about cleaning up the corruption of the MMS. So, I have no idea if Abbey is gone from BLM or not.

    • Karen L. Says:

      This article says Abbey actually remains director, but daily operations become the role of Poole. This is just a shuffling of personnel within the DOI/BLM. It’s still nice to know Poole’s background and philosophies as indicators of the way he may relate to the horses. There was no “appointment” of Salazar to be governor of Colorado; he simply made a decision not to leave his current job.
      http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0510/052810cdam1.htm?rss=getoday&oref=rss

      • sandra longley Says:

        New Mexico has a horrible reputation concerning the wild horse..Those horses on the white sands missle range were starved to death or died of thirst and no one lifted a hand..many of the wild horses in NM are contained within private sanctuarys..NM / S. Colo. used to be the HEART of wild horse country and the greatest herds in the west..there are only a few “wild” horses left in the state..it is cattle country..and that explains everything.

  5. sandra longley Says:

    Huffington post article is a good place to post..This is our chance, the media spotlight is on the BLM..There is little known about Abbey and the other things that have been going on in regards to the destruction of our public lands and wild horses..I am sending them info and documentation on the Ruby Pipeline, the Barrick Cortez goldmine and the numerous lawsuits won by Western Watersheds project as evidence of a pattern of conducting business that is every bit as corrupt and mismanaged as the Minerals dept. The last thing we need is a 32 year political hack in charge of our public lands..We need a land manager, someone who can manage the lands ,resources and wild horses to the benifit of the american citizen and my suggestion is Jon Marvel. This should not be a political posistion but a scientific posistion-and who better to straighten them up than Mr. Marvel?

    • Karen L. Says:

      Bob Abbey is their poster boy for getting the job done–whatever it may be.

      • Janet Ferguson Says:

        I call him “the golden boy of business-as-usual” for crying out loud.

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      . . . Jon Marvel is a name I am not familiar with.

      • Karen L. Says:

        He’s the director of the Western Watersheds Project. They have partnered with attorneys at Advocates for the West to challenge the BLM.

  6. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    AND THEY HAVE WON–TIME AFTER TIME.

  7. sandra longley Says:

    Remember-the media attention span is short..Right now know one seems to know much about Abbey..while they are interested and looking..we need to give them some places to start..He also took a Hiatus from the BLM to work for private industry, those that want access to our public lands. minerals and resources….he never should have been given a job back in the BLM..he has a serious conflict of interest.

  8. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THIS WOULD BE WORTH RESEARCHING
    Abbey previously was a partner in the private consulting firm Abbey, Stubbs, & Ford, LLC with offices in Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.

    • Karen L. Says:

      Yes, he sort of retired from the BLM and started a firm. As Sandra says, he has too many connections on all sides of “land management”. They (the BLM) recruited him to come back fairly recently–at the start of the new administration, I think.

  9. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    GEORGE KNAPP LAMBLASTED THE BLM AND CONNECTED THE DOTS BEAUTIFULLY ON COAST TO COAST FRIDAY NIGHT. HE POSTED THE PICTURE OF THE EMACIATED FOAL AND TOLD THE WHOLE SORDID STORY OF THE CALICO ROUND-UP AND WHY IT WAS DONE. TOLD THE AUDIENCE (SEVERAL MILLION PEOPLE) ABOUT THE PRIVATE BROKEN ARROW RANCH/HOLDING FACILITY THAT WAS CONTRACTED BY THE BLM–KEEPING THE PUBLIC OUT. HE CONNECTED THAT WITH THE OIL SPILL–WORST OIL DISASTER IN HISTORY–ALL UNDER DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

  10. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    HE CALLS THE BLM THE BUREAU OF LIVESTOCK AND MINES

  11. Jan Eaker Says:

    FYI, it is posted on the BLM site, that the last public tours at the Fallon facility will be June 3 and 10th! We the American public will no longer be allowed to see these horses,

    • sandra longley Says:

      Just like during the Bush years-reporters were not allowed to film the caskets coming back from the war..Picures represent reality..they donot document dead foals and advocates did …So they are no longer allowed in…we need another petion campaign to the White House..Guess if you have something to hide-“Transparentcy” doesn’t work so well.

  12. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    AUSTRALIA IS HAVING THE SAME BATTLE. HERE ARE TWO PETITION SITES–BOTH FOR THE SAME HERDS. WE NEED TO HELP THEM BY SIGNING BOTH. THIS WAS POSTED BY ONE OF THE PEOPLE ON R.T. FITCH’S “STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES HEART”.

    I just received an e-mail about 5000 wild horses in Australia slated to be rounded up and sent to a slaughterhouse starting next week. There is a letter and a petition that can be sent to try and stop this at:
    http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/save-kimberleys-wild-horses/
    THE OTHER IS ON THE CARE 2 PETITION SITE–KIMBERLY WILD HORSES

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