Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2019, 11:04 PM

Interior Secretary Extends Pendley as Acting BLM Director

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

William Perry Pendley, a Colorado-based natural resources attorney known for his past calls to sell public land, will continue as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, the Interior Department announced.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Sept. 30 the delegation of BLM director duties to Pendley is designed to ensure uninterrupted management and decision-making until a Senate-confirmed appointee is in place. Pendley’s assignment will continue until Jan. 3, 2020, unless extended again, he said.

Pendley called for the sell-off of public lands and abolishment of two Utah national monuments while serving as president of the Colorado-based Mountain States ...

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