After a week of a tense situation between the federal government and a Nevada rancher, a sheriff has announced that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be ceasing operations and withdrawing from the Nevada ranch, essentially making Clive Bundy the winner of the 20-year standoff.
The BLM announced just a short time ago that they will not be enforcing the court order to remove the cattle, therefore leaving the Nevada ranch and presently leaving the cattle that are left to remain on the land. This is a sharp turn in events after this week brought a great deal of tension between the two sides. The dispute has been ongoing for 20 years, since the BLM altered its grazing rules on the 1200-acre property. Bundy refused to give in to the government’s demand to leave the property, paving the way for this week’s actions.