Administration Plan to Weaken NEPA Will Harm Nation’s Wild Horses, Advocacy Group Warns

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2020)...The nation's leading wild horse protection group, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), is calling foul over the Trump Administration's plan, announced today, to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

NEPA and the Connection to Wild Horse Management

(January 8, 2020) The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is meant to be a checks and balances system for any project that the government wants to pursue which could impact the human environment. The process of completing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements has long been described as arduous and so complex that it causes inconvenient delay to progress.

Lawsuit Break Down: Nevada Wild Horse Population Plan

Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC Policy Counsel

At the end of 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a final plan to reduce the breeding population of wild horses in both the Antelope and Triple B Complexes in Nevada to near extinction levels – 227 in Antelope and 272 in Triple B – by gelding 50% of the returned stallions, skewing the sex ratio of these wild horse populations to 60% male/40% female, and treating all the returned mares with fertility control, either PZP or GonaCon, a vaccine that the National Academy of Sciences said required further research before im