Mr. Miles and I Met in person with in Santa Fe Round House per my request of Feb 11, 2023 https://whoanm.org/wordpress/?p=1201 . For our meeting of 2/14/2023 I provided a printout of the information below for discussion. This information clearly showed a governmental map of the Energy Corridor plans in NM (See Below).
Discussed: Energy Corridor; Mining; and the NE Corridor (LOOP ROAD) and attempted to have real dialogue regarding areas where we/WHOA could be negotiable.
Representative McQueen denied or side stepped the Energy Corridor was coming though Placitas though I communicated: 1).That clearly it could not go through high density Albuquerque. 2) It could not go over th Sandia as it was a protected Wilderness Area. 3) We/WHOA would not oppose it since it did not need to be so wide as it had been originally planned in 2008.
Representative McQueen was dismissive and and condescending and said it was being discussed to cross somewhere SOUTH of Albuquerque. (Recorded)
ON March 3rd, 2023 THE SANDOVAL SIGNPOST (Government Rag) ANNOUNCED THE ENERGY CORRIDOR just 2.5 weeks later.
2023 Legislative Session
- CONSPIRACY of SPECIAL INTEREST GOVERNMENT to EXTIRPATE WILD HORSES:
The last x hundreds of iconic native wild horses of NM that remain from the mere approx. 10,000 that lived and roamed in NM in 1971 and many more prior to that. (HB33, SB271, SB301, HJR04, SJR06 & Sandoval Co. Draft Ord.)
- This is not REPRESENTATION of the will of the people, nor balanced.
- This is not being done openly.
- This a taking.
- This is against the public trust.
- A few hundred Wild Horses is too few, versus 1.4 million cattle; 115,000 deer; 90,000 sheep; 70,000 Elk; 40,000 antelope; 4,000 non-native; 5 to 6,000 Oryx, non-native Barbary Sheep; 400 non-native IBEX.
- This is unequal protection under the law.
- This is against the animal cruelty laws of the state and others under color of law.
- ROOT CAUSES for PLACITAS – Transparency Lacking & Required
- ENERGY CORRIDOR
- NE EAST COORIDOR – LOOP RD HWY – Connection of I25 to I40 – Development
- CRIME, Destruction of Wildlife Corridor
- GRAVEL MINING
- POLITICS OF A LIVESTOCK STATE – Education Regarding Sustainability Needed
- Votes, Farm Bill, Land Grants
- PLACITAS HORSES ARE ENDANGERED SPANISH COLONIAL HORSES
- ROOT CAUSES for the rest of New Mexico
- LIVESTOCK Competition
- HUNTING competition
- PREDJUDICE AND FEAR of overpopulation, as Wild Horses are not managed as game animals/hunted.
- EXTIRPATION OF NATIVE NON-RUMINANT – AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE and PRESERVATION OF BIO-DIVERSITY
- WILD HORSES ARE A FAVORED NATIVE SPECIES IN USA, UNLESS ONE HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST
- UNEQUAL PROTECTION OF AMERICANS WHO OVERWHEMINGLY WANT TO ENJOY OUR NATIVE WILD HORSES versus of the MEAT INDUSTRY WHICH ALREADY RECEIVES $86 BILLION/YR FROM THE FARM BILL.
II. WHOA ALTERNATIVES TO Wild Horse Extirpation
NM EQUINE BOARD – Bill HB445 2019, Memorial HM93 2019 NM & Placitas WILD HORSE STATE PARK – FOR PLACITAS/SPANISH C., SJM16 & SM26 2008 Placitas TRAIN CONNECTION EAST WEST — I25 to I40 Placitas WHOA NATIONAL PLAN & Population Modelling by POD NM/US ALLOW THE ENERGY CORRIDOR THROUGH PLACITAS NM & Placitas AMEND WILDLIFE CORRIDOR LAW- TO INCLUDE WILD HORSES NM/Placitas AGREE NM WILL KEEP WILD HORSES IN CERTAIN & EXISTING AREAS NM & Placitas
ENERGY CORRDOR – Necessary – Not Exclusive of Horses – Add (Horse Symbol) Fencing
NE CORRIDOR – Not Necessary or Update BLM RMP – Amend NM Wildlife Corridor Law
GRAVEL MINING No MAS! AIR Pollution Water Table Loss Watershed Destruction
WATERING WILDLIFE – MAINTAIN BIO-DIVERSITY – “Sharing With Wildlife” NM License