WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of William Perry Pendley to serve as director of the Bureau of Land Management:
“William Perry Pendley has no business running the Bureau of Land Management. He is an anti-public lands extremist who has repeatedly made it clear that he does not believe in conservation at all. Unlike most Americans – Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike – he does not believe the federal government should manage our resources and public lands in a way that preserves them for future generations and respects Tribal sovereignty. And he has presided over an ill-considered and terribly-executed relocation effort, which is nothing more than a transparent attempt to undermine the very agency he oversees.
“Now that he will finally come before the Senate for a vote, all senators who value public lands and balanced resource management should oppose this objectionable nomination.”