Bloomberg Law
Oct. 11, 2019, 9:00 AM

Trump Better for Western States Than Reagan, Acting BLM Head Says

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

President Donald Trump has been better for Western states than President Ronald Reagan, said William Perry Pendley, acting director of the Bureau of Land Management.

“Frankly he had more to work with,” Pendley said of Trump, during an exclusive interview Oct. 10 at the bureau’s National Operations Center in Lakewood, Colo.

“President Reagan was responding to one-term Jimmy Carter, which for Westerners was bad enough,” Pendley said. “But President Trump was responding to 16 years of [Bill] Clinton and [Barack] Obama and righting the wrongs during that.”

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced recently that Pendley, a Colorado-based natural resources attorney, ...

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