The Center for Biological Diversity, a Nevada environmental organization, denounces the BLM’s deal with Bundy to terminate the cattle confiscation. CBD environmentalist Rob Mrowka says the BLM’s decision to pull out amounts to surrendering to “an armed anarchist group.” Mrowka adds:
The sovereign militias are ruling the day. Now that this precedent has been set and they’re emboldened by the government’s capitulation, what’s to stop them from applying the same tactics and threats elsewhere?
Retired Arizona BLM manager Roger Tayler notes,
The (BLM) is going to be in a worse situation where they will have a much more difficult time getting those cattle off the land and getting Bundy in compliance with regulations.