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TIMELINE: History of land dispute between Cliven Bundy and the BLM

Part 4: BLM, Bundy and the Courts

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Updated: 4/23 10:09 am

November 3, 1998 U.S. District Court for Nevada orders Bundy to remove his livestock from the Bunkerville allotment of federal land before Nov. 3, 1998. He also is ordered to pay trespass damages to the government. 
April 2008BLM notifies Bundy that if he doesn’t remove his livestock and fencing from public lands, the government would do it and charge him the costs.
May 2008May 2008:  Bundy tells BLM he will do whatever is necessary to protect his "unalienable forage, water and access rights.”
June 8, 2011BLM sends trespass notice to Bundy.  
July 2011BLM notifies Bundy his livestock continues to graze on federal land and the cattle may be impounded and sold.
April 2012Department of Interior offers to gather and ship the cattle for sale, with Bundy getting the money. Bundy rejects the offer. 
2013BLM officials say they would not use their impound authority because of concern the situation could escalate.

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