Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in Nevada at the ranch of Mister Cliven Bundy and on the grazing lands his ancestors have used for their cattle long before any federal Bureau of Land Management was created. This is what occurred as the BLM started confiscating Bundy’s cattle.
Senator Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.
Republican Governor Brian Sandoval pointed earlier to what he called “an atmosphere of intimidation,” resulting from the roundup and said he believed constitutional rights were being trampled.
Heller said he heard from local officials, residents and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and remained “extremely concerned about the size of this closure and disruptions with access to roads, water and electrical infrastructure.”
The federal government has shut down a scenic but windswept area about half the size of the state of Delaware to round-up about 900 cattle it says are trespassing. CBS Las Vegas