Environmentalists Target Oregon Ranchers Pardoned By Trump With Lawsuit

Environmentalists Target Oregon Ranchers Pardoned By Trump With Lawsuit

Three environmental groups sued the federal government on Monday to block the renewal of a 10-year grazing permit for Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, The Oregonian reports.

Western Watersheds Project, the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arguing that renewing the Hammonds’ grazing permits violated federal regulations. The BLM and Interior secretary did not consider the Hammonds’ poor record, the environmental groups said according to The Oregonian.

Dwight and his son Steven lost the grazing permit for their ranch in 2014.

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