Bloomberg Law
Sept. 26, 2019, 10:13 PM

Senate Democrats Want Ouster of Acting Land Management Chief

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Twelve Senate Democrats Sept. 26 urged Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to remove William Perry Pendley as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Bernhardt delegated the duties of BLM director to Pendley in July, shortly after he was hired as the BLM deputy director for policy and programs. The order delegating the duties expires Sept. 30, though Interior could renew it. The BLM has no Senate-confirmed director.

Pendley previously called for the federal government to sell off its public lands and abolish two Utah national monuments while serving as president of the Colorado-based Mountain States Legal Foundation. But ...

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