Ranches Lose Bid To Graze BLM Land

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Idaho on Wednesday ordered J.R. Simplot Co. and other large ranching corporations to remove cattle from sage grouse habitat in southern Idaho, affirming the revival of an injunction on grazing in public land overseen by the Bureau of Land Management.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho said Wednesday that cattle must be removed from 17 disputed allotments by May 3, rejecting the ranchers' protests that moving the livestock could endanger the lives of recently...
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