300 Green Groups Say Senate Must Reject Trump’s BLM Pick Pendley

“More than 300 environmental groups are calling on senators to vote against President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arguing William Perry Pendley should be disqualified because of his history of controversial comments and opposition to federal ownership of public lands.

Pendley was nominated at the end of June but has been serving as the agency's acting director since July 2019 through a series of temporary orders that have since been challenged in court.

Pendley’s presence at the BLM sparked immediate pushback from critics who cited his earlier support for selling off public lands.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill August 3, 2020.