It's going to be another busy week for the wild horse community and we have a number of important actions to take to make our collective voices heard.
Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on its plan to increase drilling on public lands in Wyoming. We need to send them a message: no more drilling, no more industrialization of our public lands, and no more destruction of the natural habitat for wild horses!
Click here to send this message directly to Dave Simons, director of the BLM Field Office in Rawlins, Wyoming.
The proposed Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Drilling Project would increase the area of our public lands available for drilling by as much as 12 trillion cubic feet! The expansion could add about 9,000 wells on just over 6,100 well pads in a 1.1 million square mile area. Check out the map to see just how much of this land- most of it federally owned- would be affected.
This plan is bad management of our public lands, it's bad for the environment, and it's bad for wild horses. It's another example of how the BLM refuses to place public interests above the commercial interests that exploit our public lands. And although we face an uphill battle, it is important that we speak up and send our message directly to the BLM.
Please take a moment to take action. The public comment period closes on Wednesday so we need to have as many people as possible submit comments over the next three days.
As always, we know how powerful it is when we all come together and make our voices on behalf of wild horses and burros heard. We'll have more opportunities this week, as the Senate considers the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the next Interior Secretary. Look for an e-mail on that tomorrow.
Thanks for all that you do,
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.