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Mustang Conspiracy; BLM Rush to Move Horses

by George Knapp Interview w/ ATS Sunday, Jul. 11, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Recent coverage by Las Vegas reporter George Knapp details the sudden rush by the BLM to forcibly remove large numbers of Nevada's wild mustangs could be to clear the way for the Ruby Pipeline as proposed by El Paso Corporation.

The recent rapid removal of Nevada's wild horse population is showing to be tied into the rush by El Paso Corporation to begin construction on the Ruby Pipeline, proposed to deliver natural gas from under Wyoming to the shared Pacific Connector terminal in Malin, OR.

ATS Two-Part Interview with George Knapp on the Conspiracy with the Department of the Interior

ATS ( http://www.abovetopsecret.com/mustangconspiracy/) News, Mark Allin interviews Emmy-award winning reporter, George Knapp in Las Vegas on the shocking conspiracy and expose titled, Sex, Drugs, Mustangs, Corruption and BP that uncovers the wild mustang corruption with the Department of the Interior.

interview found here;

In this two part Special Report, ATSnews' Mark Allin (AKA: Springer) interviews the one and only George Knapp out in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada about a very dark and very real travesty that is being played out by a cast of bad actors from the U.S. Government {U.S. Department of the Interior and its subsidiary agencies; The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and The Minerals Management Services (MMS)}, "Big Agriculture", and "Big Oil". It all starts up in the Northern Deserts of the great state of Nevada where the U.S. Federal Government, in a Unanimous Vote of the U.S. Congress, set aside millions of acres of public lands for the indigenous wild horses, or Mustangs as they are properly called, back in 1971.

"Part Two: The Mustang Conspiracy

The idea was to make sure this piece of "Americana" was protected from human encroachment and allowed to live free on the lands their ancestors roamed millions of years ago. Congress charged the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management with the stewardship of both the land and the Mustangs. What we reveal in this interview shows not only that the Bureau failed horribly in that stewardship, but did so by colluding with big industry to destroy the very beings they were entrusted with protecting. The scandals are numerous and tawdry, the lies are plentiful and ludicrous, the attitudes are sadly predictable and the result is the wholesale destruction of the American people's culture and waste of the American people's treasure(read tax dollars) by their own servants.

Part one covers the history of the BLM's lies and provides the factual counterpoint to those lies from a former BLM employee, Craig Downer, who quit in disgust and has proven the BLM's data is false. Part one also covers the investigations into the bogus data used to support these lies, via FOIA work done by a private citizen, Cindy MacDonald, that shows what the true motivations are behind these heinous acts. We'll also get a glimpse into George's 20 plus year investigation of this activity , the truth about the horses, their land and how it's been handed over to Big Agriculture (Corporate Cattle Ranches) and Big Oil, all at the expense of the U.S. Tax Payer and in violation of U.S. Federal Law.

Part two blows the lid off the real reasons these beautiful horses are being rounded up, basically left to rot and kicked off their legally set aside land. It will expose a scandal involving MMS employees and Big Oil company executives who were not only having drug parties and sleeping with each other, all paid for by the U.S. Tax Payer, but were unilaterally moving the Mustangs off their protected land to make way for new pipelines and drilling operations. You don't want to miss this one, click the link and see it all exposed in Part Two."

interview homepage;

BTW - ATS is a "conspiracy theory" website, please don't disregard their warnings about the Ruby Pipeline just because they also feature articles on UFOs and other "wierd" topics. Often times there are collaborations between the people in positions of authority. Here the colluding agency factors are the MMS, BP, El Paso Corporation and the BLM.

Some "non-conspiracy" websites also warn against the proposed Ruby Pipeline;

From the Toiyabe Sierra Club;

"Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline Project would cut through nearly pristine desert land

Ruby Pipeline, LLC, (hereafter termed “Ruby”) has proposed a 672-mile natural gas pipeline of which 360 miles are proposed in northern nevada, mostly through public land. The pipeline would stretch from opal, Wyoming to a terminus at malin, oregon, a major hub for natural gas. it will disturb nearly 20,000 acres in nevada alone during construction and result in a permanent roW for maintenance through nevada high desert steppe that is largely devoid of development or infrastructure of any sort.

The project, under FERC jurisdiction, necessitated an eis. This eis was done in approximately 11 months, ending with the FEIS official publication on January 15, 2010. This is an extremely short time relative to the scale of the project and relative to eis cycles for Blm or Usfs actions in nevada.

Local conservation leaders for the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club have participated in the eis process since its inception. in studying this issue, we have met with, or have been in contact with, BLM officials, Nevada Depart- ment of Wildlife staff, senator reid’s staff, other nGos, tribal representa- tives, and personnel from ruby itself.

This rushed EIS was done in such a manner that the public did not have ad- equate documentation to fully comment on the draft eis. The preferred route through nevada is essentially a straight line below the oregon/idaho border with nevada, passing mostly through nearly pristine public land.

Our major concern is that the eis did not study route alternatives which would have much less environmental impact and which should include a large segment of the designated West-WideEnergy Corridor in Nevada. Instead, the preferred route would disturb an alarming amount of sage-grouse habitat at the time that this species is being con- sidered for listing by the Usf&Ws.

Although alternative routes which appeal to us would add expense to the construction of the project, it is widely agreed among conservationists that the environmental impact would be significantly less. at the time of this writing, we are awaiting the FERC decision on whether to let construction proceed.

Our last administrative option would be to appeal the FERC decision. After the FERC decision, the BLM must issue a Record of Decision (ROD), based on the feis. This roD would govern construction of the project through Blm lands, the restoration of these lands, and many other factors surrounding the project.

What you can do. for a single action, this project will potentially have the largest impact on public land in nevada since the creation of the nevada Test site. Because we are dedicated to pro- tecting nevada’s lands and wildlife, we need to do everything we can to make sure this project doesn’t happen."

For more information, contact David von Seggern ( vonseg1@sbcglobal.net)
Click here to see a map of Sage Grouse Lek (strutting grounds) conflicts with the Ruby Pipeline, LLC's preferred route across Nevada.

further info found here;

The source of the natural gas is anything but clean! Read more about the methods of natural gas extraction called "fracking";

"How does hydraulic fracturing work?

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into a well. The pressure fractures the shale and props open fissures that enable natural gas to flow more freely out of the well.

What is horizontal hydraulic fracturing?

Horizontal hydrofracking is a means of tapping shale deposits containing natural gas that were previously inaccessible by conventional drilling. Vertical hydrofracking is used to extend the life of an existing well once its productivity starts to run out, sort of a last resort. Horizontal fracking differs in that it uses a mixture of 596 chemicals, many of them proprietary, and millions of gallons of water per frack. This water then becomes contaminated and must be cleaned and disposed of.

What is the Halliburton Loophole?

In 2005, the Bush/ Cheney Energy Bill exempted natural gas drilling from the Safe Drinking Water Act. It exempts companies from disclosing the chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing. Essentially, the provision took the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) off the job. It is now commonly referred to as the Halliburton Loophole.

What is the Safe Drinking Water Act?

In 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by Congress to ensure clean drinking water free from both natural and man-made contaminates.

What is the FRAC Act?

The FRAC Act (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness to Chemical Act) is a House bill intended to repeal the Halliburton Loophole and to require the natural gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use.

How deep do natural gas wells go?

The average well is up to 8,000 feet deep. The depth of drinking water aquifers is about 1,000 feet. The problems typically stem from poor cement well casings that leak natural gas as well as fracking fluid into water wells.

How much water is used during the fracking process?

Generally 1-8 million gallons of water may be used to frack a well. A well may be fracked up to 18 times.

What fluids are used in the fracking process?

For each frack, 80-300 tons of chemicals may be used. Presently, the natural gas industry does not have to disclose the chemicals used, but scientists have identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene.

In what form does the natural gas come out of the well?

The gas comes up wet in produced water and has to be separated from the wastewater on the surface. Only 30-50% of the water is typically recovered from a well. This wastewater can be highly toxic.

What is done with the wastewater?

Evaporators evaporate off VOCs and condensate tanks steam off VOCs, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The wastewater is then trucked to water treatment facilities.

What is a well's potential to cause air pollution?

As the VOCs are evaporated and come into contact with diesel exhaust from trucks and generators at the well site, ground level ozone is produced. Ozone plumes can travel up to 250 miles."

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