Americans a ‘New Client’ as BLM Moves West, Director Says (2)

Sept. 10, 2019, 3:45 PMUpdated: Sept. 10, 2019, 4:17 PM

Acting Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley, who in the past advocated for selling off federal lands, told a congressional committee Sept. 10 that he “loves” U.S. public lands, as he defended the planned BLM headquarters move to Grand Junction, Colo.

Accused by Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) of mocking American Indians in a speech a decade ago, Pendley told members of the House Natural Resources Committee that his past statements about Native Americans and public lands are irrelevant as BLM chief.

“I have a new client, and my client is the American people,” Pendley said, ...

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