In a poll commissioned last year by The Cloud Foundation, 69% of respondents opposed the removal of wild horses from 1.5 million acres of public lands in southern Wyoming to accommodate the oil/gas and livestock industries, according to a report by Cowboy State Daily, an online news service.
The survey likely referred to the Rock Springs RMP amendments, which were instigated by grazing interests, not the oil and gas industry. Four HMAs are affected.
Release of those results coincided with the comment period for wild horse management actions in the same area, affecting five HMAs.
Although both projects target wild horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard, the distinction is not clear in the article.