Gianforte Refuses to Speak Out Against Daines-Backed, Anti-Public Lands Zealot William Perry Pendley

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Gianforte Refuses to Speak Out Against Daines-Backed, Anti-Public Lands Zealot William Perry Pendley
 
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Helena, MT – After being formally nominated to serve as the director of the Bureau of Land Management, anti-public lands zealot William Perry Pendley will come before the U.S. Senate for a confirmation hearing. Steve Daines has pledged his support for Pendley – who has argued for the sale of all federal lands – and Greg Gianforte has remained silent as his nomination advances. 

The threat William Perry Pendley poses to Montana’s public lands is clear.  He believes that the federal government should “sell all lands east of the Mississippi,” and has called for repeal of the Antiquities Act, which allows Presidents to protect sensitive public land. 

Knowing this, Steve Daines said he had “not found a reason to be against” Pendley’s nomination. Greg Gianforte – who sued the state of Montana to block access to a popular fishing hole – has also refused to condemn Pendley, despite boasting a close relationship with members of the Administration. 

“Gianforte and Daines know how dangerous William Perry Pendley would be for Montana’s public lands. They simply just don’t care,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “If Daines and Gianforte were true public lands advocates, they’d be shouting from the rooftops about Pendley’s nomination. Instead, they’re busy looking out for themselves.”

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