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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1988
The ones who truly missed the point is The Times, not Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel. In its support of Sen. Alan Cranston's desert wilderness bill, The Times overlooks the fact that the bill is a high-handed means for Sen. Cranston and environmental extremists to wrest control of public lands away from public control. The bill ignores and bypasses hundreds of hours of public hearings held by the BLM in determining a Congress-mandated, long-range plan for the California desert; hearings that have made the BLM as responsive to public input as any bureaucracy can be. The BLM is criticized by The Times for being "wedded to a hybrid, self-conflicting concept known as multiple use."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1987
The recent attempt to sabotage the Barstow to Las Vegas motorcycle race could have resulted in serious injury or death. This totally reprehensible act is a discredit to the environmental movement. While not condoning sabotage, one must ask what would drive a person to do such a thing. I believe this resulted from long years of frustration with the mismanagement of the California desert by the Bureau of Land Management. From 1967 to 1975 Californians watched thousands of dirt bikers destroy desert soils, plants and animals over the many miles between Barstow and Las Vegas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1988
One needs to have sympathy for the plight in which Walter Bickel finds himself: accused of "squatting" on Bureau of Land Management lands ("Time Running Out for Old Prospector's Desert Mining Camp," Part I, Sept. 20). Clearly there is the making of human tragedy there and government officials should act accordingly. Contributing to this predicament, however, has been the BLM's deliberate and chronic neglect of its stewardship of federal lands. Now that agency contends that at last it has the funds and personnel to do what it should have been doing all along.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Slaughtering wild horses for food isn't a viable option for thinning herds that have strained public lands throughout the West, the federal Bureau of Land Management director told supporters of horse processing plants Tuesday. Instead, the agency plans to give mares birth control in hopes of diminishing the need for controversial horse roundups, Bob Abbey said at the Summit of the Horse conference in Las Vegas. The BLM, he said, also will continue promoting adoption and seeking locations to place captured horses other than its holding pens.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Madeleine Pickens, wife of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, said she would create a refuge for wild horses after the Bureau of Land Management said it might have to kill some to control the herds and protect the range. About 33,000 wild horses and burros roam the open range in 10 Western states, half of those in Nevada. The BLM wants the population to be about 27,000, to protect the herd, the range and other foraging animals. Horses that are too old or unadoptable are sent to long-term holding facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1995 | From Times staff reports
A team from the New York Blood Center has identified the gene that causes Bloom's syndrome, a discovery that should provide new insight into the causes of cancer. Only about 200 people worldwide have Bloom's syndrome, which causes the early onset of a broad spectrum of cancers, so that most victims die in their 20s. Dr. James L. German and his colleagues report in the journal Cell that Bloom's is caused by a mutation in a gene called BLM, which uncoils DNA when it is copied, used or repaired by the cell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1988
Secretary of Interior Donald P. Hodel's failure to "see" any damage to the California desert confirms the lack of vision he represents on the part of the Reagan Administration. His tour of the California desert region was orchestrated and directed by the Bureau of Land Management, an agency that has much to hide from the eyes of its boss. The whole effort was BLM's attempt to thwart Sen. Alan Cranston's legislation, which would assure long-term environmental protection for the desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
Your editorial ("Rebuild Land Management," May 29), about BLM grazing permits makes the same erroneous assumptions that your series on the BLM did. The 8,500 acres that you used as an example is not a land lease, but a grazing permit. The rancher does not have exclusive use of the land. He shares it with hunters, fishermen, rock hounds, campers, picnickers, motorcycles and four-wheelers. The rancher is the only one of the users who pays a fee. All the rancher gets is the privilege of grazing a certain number of cattle for a set period of time, and the responsibility of maintaining the fences, water, pipelines, roads, care of the cattle, keeping the cattle scattered so they don't concentrate in one area, and cleaning up and repairing the damage of the other users.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher's 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands near here. Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement that his office has received numerous complaints about the operation by the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service to collect cattle belonging to southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who for decades has refused to pay the required fees to graze his animals on public land.
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