September 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management says his agency plans to act through the courts to hold lawbreakers accountable in a dispute about a southern Nevada rancher illegally grazing cattle on public land.
BLM chief Neil Kornze said during a National Public Radio interview on Monday that some people broke laws before a cattle roundup of rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle was suspended last month northeast of Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Kornze's first public comment about Bundy came on the "Diane Rehm Show."
Kornze says the agency is committed to working through the legal system. Agency officials said the same thing when the roundup was called off April 12 amid threats of violence involving federal authorities and armed Bundy supporters near Interstate 15.