Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Mark Ames
Rawlins Field Office
P.O. Box 2407 (1300 North Third Street)
Rawlins, WY 82301-2407
RE: Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project (CD-C Project)
Dear Mr. Ames,
We are against this massive fracking Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project (CD-C Project) and ask you to stop this project before it ruins the environment and endangers America’s native wild horses in Wyoming.
The drilling proposed will not only displace native wild horses but also threaten the wild herds with environmental dangers/disease.
If you choose to go forward with this during the environmentally risky CD-C Project then we ask that you do the following:
1.) We request you take immediate action to ensure native wild horses will live in their native habitat and not be rounded up for permanent removal.
2.) We request you prohibit drilling in native wild horse habitat.
3.) We ask that you work with the energy companies involved including BP American Production to create a 50 million dollar “Protect Wyoming Mustangs Fund” to mitigate the impacts to native wild horse habitat, air quality and water sources from the proposed Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development Project.
4.) We request you never grant NEPA waivers for any aspect of this project. Wild horses and other wildlife, the environment and air quality must be protected.
America’s wild horses are a native species and must be protected as such.
Kirkpatrick, J.F., and P.M. Fazio, in the revised January 2010 edition of Wild Horses as Native North American Wildlife states:
The key element in describing an animal as a native species is (1) where it originated; and (2) whether or not it co‐evolved with its habitat. Clearly, E. 6 caballus did both, here in North American. There might be arguments about “breeds,” but there are no scientific grounds for arguments about “species.”
The non‐native, feral, and exotic designations given by agencies are not merely reflections of their failure to understand modern science but also a reflection of their desire to preserve old ways of thinking to keep alive the conflict between a species (wild horses), with no economic value anymore (by law), and the economic value of commercial livestock.
Please respond directly to me with regards to our requests.
Thank you for your kind assistance to urgent this matter.
San Francisco Bay Area
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