[Tweeters] re: situation at Malheur NWF

Mark Egger m.egger at comcast.net
Sun Jan 3 16:33:04 PST 2016


Here is a more complete and thoughtful run-down on the armed occupation of the Malheur NWR headquarters building. The group involved are right-wing fanatics, and their numbers are much smaller than originally posted. The entire article is very interesting, and some of these issues go way back, such as the historical over-grazing of federal lands by some local ranchers.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/03/3735647/malheur-lake-oregon-militia-explainer/

For additional historical context, read Nancy and Denzel Ferguson’s excellent book, “Sacred Cows at the Public Trough”. They used to work at Malheur, managing the field station as I recall… Some things have changed since then in Harney Co., some things not so much.

Mark


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