(Las Vegas Review-Journal) A public land advocacy group sued the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday to make public documents on the agency’s handling of the armed standoff with Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.
The suit was filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which said its requests for Bundy-related information filed under the Freedom of Information Act have been ignored.
PEER said it also has been unable to obtain the BLM’s accounting of threats and attacks against employees in 2013, after the agency previously released its tabulations annually since 1996.
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Advocates said there is growing concern for the safety of federal land workers in a strained atmosphere illustrated by the tense April standoff between authorities and armed protesters in Bunkerville, and reported threats against government agents elsewhere in the region.