Hello and Happy Friday!!!
Are you ready?!
TODAY is the day!
We have a record number of people signed up for TONIGHT’s Horse Talk! We will be giving a short presentation and then answering your questions about Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s Draft EA that was released on September 25, 2023 and helping you make your comment the most impactful comment it can be! As an added BONUS! Our attorney, Matt Arnold from Eubanks and Associates, will be joining us to help answer your questions! As always, these events are FREE but we do ask that you register in advance. https://secure.everyaction.com/GuZ4T8oYy0qGmfUsw5RrMw2
We have also been asked if there will be a recording available – we always say that is in he hands of the technology gods. If the gods are favorable, we will upload the video to our YouTube channel within a day.
We will begin the discussion tonight on WHY you should comment and HOW you should comment. We will also have a series of blogposts coming soon to help with that as well. You can also always email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also some Calls to Action we are working on as well as some news we will share with you this afternoon!
Let’s start the discussion on WHY you should comment.
I hear a lot of people wondering what the point is after reading the Draft EA that the Park put out.
The #1 reason is just under 200 wild horses are counting on you to be their voice! We CAN’T let them down!
Here is another reason:
Did you know that 43 CFR § 46.110(c) states:
“[t]he Responsible Official must, whenever practicable, use a consensus-based management approach to the NEPA process.”
What does that mean?
This means that NPS “should consider any consensus-based alternative(s) put forth by those participating persons, organizations or communities who may be interested in or affected by the proposed action.”
Basically: the more consensus we can build around a certain alternative, the better because NPS has a regulatory duty to seriously consider any such alternative (or, explain why it hasn’t).
Your comment NEEDS to be part of the public record.
We know that reading the Draft EA is miserable! We hope that over the last week things like the Brownlee Report and other policies and laws like the one listed above that we have brought to your attention has shown you that there is STILL hope for the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates will CONTINUE our Fight for the Spirit of the Badlands until we are able to save this amazing herd of historic wild horses.
We hope you will continue to fight with us too!
We will see you later this afternoon for another blog post we KNOW you will enjoy and at 6 pm MST tonight for our Horse Talk!
Thank you for your support and have a GREAT day!
Matching Funds update: We need just about $100 to help us maximize this generous gift! Can you help? https://chwha.betterworld.org/campaigns/1000-matching-funds