The Lone Ranger has tangled with a good many desperados over his career but he may have met his match, in an unnamed Bureau of Land Management employee.
The Moab Sun News reports on a conflict between this BLM employee and the film crew that was making the big-budget Disney Western "The Lone Ranger" in southern Utah last month. (The movie, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, is slated to be released next summer.)
The conflict began when the production tried to alter its permit, to allow them to film 50 horsemen riding 50 abreast for one scene instead of riding two abreast as originally planned. While that would make a cooler shot, the BLM employee was concerned how the change would affect the site's cryptobiotic soil (a fragile desert ecosystem) and local vegetation.