Most serious Bundy offense missing from PEER/HCN FOIA request for 2014 incidents

HCN mastheadAccording to the always refreshing High Country News (Paonia, Colorado), a joint request through FOIA by the magazine and PEER. (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)) has uncovered the potential for missing information related to this most serious incident last year.

Source: HCN

The new data include only two incident reports related to the Bundy standoff, including: “Threatening phone call in connection with Gold Butte operation.” Reports of the Bundy supporters pointing guns at federal officers during an impoundment of the rancher’s cattle did not make the list. Other BLM documents that PEER acquired in April indicate that there were many threats during and following the impoundment and standoff. This contradiction raises the question of how many other incidents the BLM has left off this list in previous years.

PEER has in the past compiled annual reports of such cases that involve BLM officials.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

HCN - BLM FED chartInformation provided by US Department of Interior and BLM to PEER, in response to a FOIA request for incidents that took place in 2014. (table in article)


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Mark Brooks

Independent Journalist/Photographer --- Retired Land Surveyor originally from Colorado. USN Veteran. Involved as a citizen and journalist in politics and open government locally and sometimes statewide. Interests: photography, music, justice and equality for everyone.

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