March 25, 2016

FITTING, SINCE THE WHOLE PROTEST WAS ABOUT WANTING TO TAKE MORE MONEY FROM TAXPAYERS:

Oregon: $4 Million to Clean Area Seized by Ranchers (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, MARCH 24, 2016)

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will spend about $4 million to clean, repair and upgrade the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, which was the site of a 41-day armed occupation by ranchers. Photographs shared by federal officials show that the ranchers left a mess. Repairing damage and removing debris is expected to take until early summer. In all, the standoff will cost the agency about $6 million, with about $2 million spent during the takeover, including the costs of moving the refuge's 17 employees out of town for safety to live in hotels for weeks, the director, Dan Ashe, said.

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