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Federal Government Withdraws From Nevada Ranch, Rancher Wins

Courtesy: Amateria1121 on Wikipedia
April 12, 2014

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.

The Bureau of Land Management had originally stood by its actions, saying that it issues over 18,000 permits that allow grazing on 157 million acres across the country. They also point to the fact that Bundy has not paid grazing fees since the new rules took effect in 1993, meaning he owes the U.S. taxpayers over $1 million.
There is no word on whether the federal government will continue to pressure Bundy to pay the over $1 million in fees that are still owed as part of his grazing fees since he stopped paying them in 1993.