Daines Continues to Support Dangerous Anti-Public Lands Zealot William Perry Pendley as Director of the Bureau of Land Management

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Daines Continues to Support Dangerous Anti-Public Lands Zealot William Perry Pendley as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Helena, MT – On Friday, President Trump announced his intent to formally nominate William Perry Pendley as the director of the Bureau of Land Management. This comes after the administration pulled a  maneuver — which is facing a challenge in court – to allow Pendley to serve indefinitely as acting director of BLM without confirmation by the Senate. 

Senator Steve Daines has previously expressed his support for Pendley’s nomination – despite his record of zealous opposition to public lands. Pendley has “argued for selling off almost all public lands” and claimed that concerns about climate change come from “kooks” who are “preaching fear.As acting director, Pendley’s appointment faced opposition from “more than 100 conservation organizations,” including multiple Montana groups. 

“As Daines tries to rewrite his public lands record with an election-year pivot, his ongoing support for anti-public lands appointees like William Perry Pendley paints the real picture,” said MDP Communications Advisor Christina Wilkes. “Pendley’s presence at the Bureau of Land Management threatens the Montana way of life. With his refusal to oppose Pendley’s appointment, Daines proves he is no friend to public lands.”

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