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Environmentalist Replaces Pendley as Land Bureau Deputy Director

Feb. 22, 2021, 4:45 PM

Nada Culver, most recently a senior policy counsel at the National Audubon Society, will replace William Perry Pendley as the Bureau of Land Management’s deputy director of policy and programs, the Interior Department announced Monday.

Culver will be serving as acting land bureau director until a director is confirmed by the Senate, the Interior Department said Monday. The deputy director position doesn’t require Senate confirmation.

The announcement represents a dramatic shift in leadership direction at the land bureau, which manages all of the nation’s onshore oil and gas reserves and oversees more than 240 million acres of federal land, mostly...

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