The BLM Battle Mountain District in Nevada is asking for public comments on the proposed expansion of drilling exploration activities by the Cordex Exploration Company, which conducts mineral mining on BLM lands just west of Tonopah, NV. This project would expand road construction, use of heavy equipment (drilling rigs, trucks, excavators, etc.) and industrial drilling activities in an area that lies within the Pilot Mountain HMA where an estimated 583 horses reside. The BLM acknowledges that these expanded activities could negatively impact the wild free-roaming behaviors of the wild horses living in the HMA, even potentially causing the abandonment of foals during foaling season.
Please take action below to ask the BLM to reject this expansion of drilling activity, or, at minimum, require strong protections for the wild horses living in this federally-designated wild horse management area.