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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Bernhardt’s authority on the subject is questionable to say the least, given his record of pushing to weaken environmental protections and for tapping William Perry Pendley – who has “argued for selling off almost all public lands” – as the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. Yet Daines voted to confirm Bernhardt last year – despite vocal concerns from Montana’s conservationists.
“As Daines tries to make a cynical election-year pivot, it’s worth remembering that he has repeatedly fallen in line behind Trump’s anti-public lands appointees,” said MDP Executive Director Sandi Luckey. “Bernhardt’s praise is another reminder of Senator Daines’ loyalty to Washington insiders and special interests at the expense of Montanans.”
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